I grew up in mining towns in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Singapore. I worked for many years as a lawyer in the film industry and my credits include The Constant Gardener, Atonement, Eastern Promises, In Bruges, Pride & Prejudice, and the Bourne films. In the film industry I encountered the world of corruption and white-collar crime and have worked in the field ever since. I am currently an associate at Spotlight on Corruption.
I have an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. The Messenger won the Bridport/Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel in 2018, judged by Kamila Shamsie. The Messenger won the 2021 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize.
I am currently an associate at Spotlight on Corruption an anticorruption NGO. I’m very interested in whistleblowing, having been a whistleblower myself when I worked in the financial sector. I also participate in a coalition lobbying the government to bring in laws to stop the intimidation of journalists and others uncovering financial crime and corruption around the world by oligarchs and other powerful individuals who abuse British courts to silence their critics.
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