I’m a freelance journalist, author and screenwriter based in London. These days, I write the US morning briefing for The Guardian. From 2012 to 2016 I was the Los Angeles correspondent for The Independent, covering everything from the Oscar race to the presidential race, from the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri to Hugo Chavez’s death in Venezuela.

Before that, I was a features writer and the paper’s diary editor. I’ve contributed to Vogue, ES Magazine, Radio TimesRefinery29ShortList, Mr PorterThe Oldie and others. I was nominated for a British Press Award in 2009 for a series of features I wrote about the Internet.

My first novel, Completion, was published in 2014 and longlisted for the Impac Dublin Literary Award. My second, Smoke Over Malibu, came out in January 2017.