I joined the Centre for New Writing at Manchester as a Lecturer in Creative Writing in 2017, having previously taught at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex. My work moves between fiction, theory, and forms of creative criticism and is broadly informed by interests in literary linguistics, film, urbanism and queer theory. Midland: A Novel Out of Time (Penned in the Margins, 2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 Gordon Burn Prize. My critical monograph, Literature and Film, Dispositioned, explores the twentieth-century encounter between literature and silent film and was completed during a post-doctoral Fellowship at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry. My current creative project, 'Never Was', is an experiment in the possiblity of a novel without a world, and I'm also working on a collection of short fictions and fictional criticism titled 'Numbers of Cruelty'. A story called 'Home Death' was longlisted for the 2019/20 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize.