Welcome to my corner of the web. I'm a freelance writer living in Beijing, where I'm correspondent for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
My articles have been published in The Economist, Prospect, The Spectator, Salon and elsewhere.
My narrative profile of a young Tibetan featured in Chinese Characters, a book of reportage published by University of California Press in 2012.
I studied English literature at Oxford, where I edited The Isis magazine and hitchiked to Morocco.
In London, I ran the FiveBooks interview feature at The Browser, interviewing over fifty authors including Ian McEwan and Paul Theroux.
I first came to China in 2007. I learnt Mandarin and wrote a blog about Chinese youth. Now I am working on a book for Picador.