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Here Comes the Miracle

Debut novel, out now


It begins with a miracle: a baby born too small and too early, but defiantly alive. This is Joe. 

Decades before, another miracle. In a patch of nettle-infested wilderness, a seventeen year old boy falls in love with his best friend, Jack. This is Edward.

Joe gains a sister, Emily. From the outset, her life is framed by his. She watches him grow into a young man who plays the violin magnificently and longs for a boyfriend. A young man who is ready to begin. 

Edward, after being separated from Jack, builds a life with Eleanor. They start a family and he finds himself a grandfather to Joe and Emily. 

When Joe is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Emily and the rest of the family are left waiting for a miracle. A miracle that won’t come.

Here Comes the Miracle is a story about love and loss; and about the beautiful and violent randomness of life.


In 2018, my short story Factory, won the $10,000 Henfield Prize for Fiction

You can also find a poem by me in Issue 4 of The Letters Page, edited by Jon McGregor, where I'm featured alongside Roddy Doyle and other writers.  

To find out about the plays and performance work I have written, check out my theatre and performance page. 

Other Writing

I am currently working on a book of essays, and my non-fiction has been published by Elle , The Guardian and Huffington post. 



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