About

Picture by Nick Tucker
My first book, How to be a Heroine, was published in 2014. My plays include Cling to me Like IvyOperation Magic Carpet and How to Date a Feminist (on tour now!) Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life will be published by Chatto & Windus in January 2017. 

I was chair of judges for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Award 2016. I wrote the preface to Amber Reeves's A Lady and her Husband, out now from Persephone Books. I've written a preface to Vintage Classics' Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, out in January.


I write for the Guardian, Literary Review, the TLS, Independent, The Pool and others.


I am the daughter of Iraqi Jewish refugees and grew up in London where I still live.