About me

Photo by Alistair Crichton

Photo by Alistair Crichton


I am an award winning writer and editor, based in London. I recently returned to the UK after working in Doha, Qatar, where I was the head of opinion at Al Jazeera.

Previously, I have worked at The Times, where I was Deputy Features Editor from 2003-2007, and The Observer, where I covered domestic and international news and features. In 2003, I covered the war in Iraq and, over the years, have reported from Israel, Palestine, India, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Burundi and other countries. At The Observer, I was a frequent contributor to the newspaper’s comment, magazine, arts and books sections.

In 2007, I was part of the core team which launched The National in Abu Dhabi. I was later promoted to Weekend Editor and took responsibility for launching and managing a seven section weekend print and digital paper.

I have also written and presented documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Radio 4.

In 1999, I was awarded Young Journalist of the Year by Press Gazette.

I am a frequent contributor to The New Statesman, the Financial Times, Prospect, The World Today and The Independent. I have also written for publications like Dazed & Confused, iD, The Face and Arena.