I am a journalist based in London, whose work has appeared in the The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Wired.co.uk, and CNN.com, among others. I also currently write The Times’s live Premier League commentary.
I am formerly Deputy Sport Editor of Times Online, a freelance contributor and sub-editor at The Guardian and Observer, and a former poker columnist for The Times. I have an MA in English from St Andrews University (1997) and an MS in journalism from Columbia Journalism School (2007).
I am the author of White Pygmy: Thirty Years in the African Rainforest, a profile of Louis Sarno.
Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions (The Guardian)
Free football streaming: how illegal sites keep outpacing broadcasters (The Guardian)
Obituary of Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott (The Times)
The Poetry Explosion (Newsweek)
Are we heading for another ice age? (Newsweek)
A man’s best foe: Why the US turned to Hitler’s hounds
(Commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine)
A polyphonic spree in Africa – (The Times)
Sharks by the pool – (The Independent)
Kosice 2013: A year of culture, construction and legacy-building – (Spectacular Slovakia)
Monte Carlo or bust: tycoon’s £850,000 gamble – (The Times)
The Sacred Islands
Khat fight: Harmless recreational drug or recruitment tool for terrorists?