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I was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in London. After studying English at the University of Leeds, I worked at the Independent on Sunday for several years. I have an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, where I won the Pat Kavanagh Award, and I've also been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. 

Flesh and Bone and Water is my first novel. I'm currently working on my second. My agent is Emma Paterson at Rogers, Coleridge & White.