I also run a creative writing retreat in Tuscany once a year. In my spare time, I like to read contemporary literature, listen to music and spend time with my family. I have a seven-year-old son. I am an aspiring novelist. Im currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, for which I received a full-fees bursary from the Department of English and Comparative Literature, based on academic merit. I also studied for my MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, achieving a Distinction. My first novel is in the process of being submitted to publishers by my agent.