About Me

A London-based writer, I was born and raised in the south-west of France, at the crossroads of three cultures: French, Basque and Spanish.

 

While undergoing a BA degree in Anglophone studies from the Université Paris Diderot, I attended Trinity College Dublin on an exchange programme. I studied for an MA in Early Modern History at King’s College London the year after, before moving to Bologna.

In Italy, I worked as a translator and travelled around the peninsula in search of artistic and culinary inspiration.

Back to Ireland, I graduated with an M.Phil in Literary Translation from Trinity College Dublin where I received the 2016/2017 Christopher Donovan Translation Prize for the best portfolio of translations.

Now, I'm studying for a PhD in English Literature at the University of Huddersfield and teaching creative writing at City Lit.

I've been writing prose as far as I can remember, penning notes and rough outlines for novels.

I started to write poetry in French aged fifteen, only moving to English seven years later.

I've also produced news, features, reviews and travel writing articles, with a preference for sharp opinion pieces.

My credits include poems, articles and translations which have been published in more than twenty magazines across the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore.

My work has been rewarded and shortlisted for several international prizes, including the 2017 and 2018 Winchester Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize, The White Review Poet's Prize 2019, and The 2020 Ambit Magazine Poetry Competition (UK).

My experiences abroad aroused my interest in languages, identity and multicultural backgrounds.

I am motivated by the works of artists who engage with these themes. I'm also passionate about history, a recurrent subject of my writing.

I am proud of being part of Voicing our Silences, a collective of poets who write about different or difficult material and aim at raising awareness about these issues.

My poetry pamphlet Whalers, Witches and Gauchos will be published by Nine Pens Press in April 2021.

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