Broadsheet and magazine journalist, editorial and exhibitions consultant,
radio documentary maker, events host, prize judge,
copywriter, lecturer, Welsh woman, romantic, geek.
Based in Wales, close to Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham, but also a regular of the GWR line to Paddington.

Work regularly published in the Observer New Review, The Guardian, New Statesman, Mojo, Radio Times, Financial Times, Sunday Times Culture,  contract magazines and more.

To commission me for writing projects, radio, or events, e-mail me here.

Latest Work

Recent work

Features for The Guardian and the Observer New Review on director Dan Scanlon’s personal story of loss behind new Pixar film, Onward, British band Cornershop on music, migration, Brexit and Britpop, role-reversals in relationships, the history of women in British rap, featuring interviews with Neneh Cherry, Cookie Pryce, Shystie and more

Forty years on from the National Steel Strike, and how it affected South Wales, and my family: Personal Story in the New Statesman

Meaty profile interviews with Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, Aldous Harding, actor and musician Keeley Forsyth, Richard Dawson and electronic music artist Laima Leyton for Observer New Review and Guardian Music

Debbie Harry on her memoirs, her happily oversexed youth, her jacuzzi inventions, and how David Bowie’s advice changed her life – interview for Red Magazine (December 2019)

Editorial consultant working on archives for ABBA: Super Troupers at the O2, London – exhibition begins December 2019

A six-month writing project for the fantastic Paraorchestra of Great Britain

Contract copywriter/journalist for Visit Wales and, travelling all over the country writing about travel, families and culture

Regular reviews for Mojo Magazine (ongoing), the New Statesman (ongoing), and book reviews for the Mail on Sunday (ongoing)

2019 interviews and features

Turning my anniversary of my dad’s death into a celebration of his life – memoir for The Guardian (October 2019)

Local journalism in 2019: why no news is bad news – interviews for Observer New Review feature (September 2019)

Sam Lee at Lewes Bonfire, and Cate Le Bon going back to her roots in West Wales, and onto international success, after 2019’s Reward – interview for Mojo Magazine (December 2019)

The thirty best music films, chosen by musicians – Neil Tennant, Nadine Shah, Nitin Sawhney and Wayne Coyne interviewed for the Observer New Review (September 2019)

Portishead remember the untold stories of making Dummy, 25 years on – interview for the Observer New Review (August 2019)

The Best Music Festivals in the World – feature for Conde Nast Traveller (August 2019)

Monthly folk column for Guardian Music

On-stage events
The Beatles and Me: Richard Curtis, Alan Johnson and music critic Jude Rogers at the Cheltenham Literature Festival (October 2019)

Launch events in London for Lucy O’Brien’s Dusty: The Classic Biography (Pan Books – September 2019)

David Nicholls on tour, for Sweet Sorrow (Summer 2019)

Tracey Thorn on tour, for Another Planet (Spring 2019)


30-minute documentary greenlit for 2020 on Peter George, nuclear war and pop culture for Radio Wales

Regular appearances on Radio 3’s The Verb, and news features on Radio 4 (latest: a world without The Beatles on Radio 4’s The World At One and music and the moon landings on Radio 4’s PM).

Back Catalogue

Cover story interviews include Paul McCartney (Q), Adele (The Gentlewoman), Paul Merton and the BBC David Bowie Early Years documentary (Radio Times), Claire Danes (Marie Claire), Rosamund Pike (In-Style), Robert Plant, Paul Weller (The Word) and Ellie Goulding (Cosmopolitan). Other substantial interviews include Helen Mirren (The Daily Telegraph), Chrissie Hynde, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Courtenay, Roisin Murphy and Mavis Staples (Observer/Guardian), Shirley Collins (Sunday Times Culture), Dolly Parton (Stool Pigeon), Louise Mensch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (The Times Saturday Review), Björk, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, the xx (New Statesman), Michael Stipe, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher (The Quietus), Justin Timberlake (Elle), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kerry Washington, Helen McCrory (Marie Claire), Guy Garvey, James Blunt (Red), Tony Bennett, Louis Theroux, Tony Benn, Lily Allen (The Word).

Notables features include a mammoth feature on Threads, When The Wind Blows and the Protect and Survive public information films for the New Statesman, the story of the first house music no. 1, Jack Your Body, for The Guardian, and many memoir, parenting and lifestyle features for women’s magazines.

My radio work includes a standalone science documentary The Shock (Radio 4 Pick of the Week), and Doorstepping, a week-long Radio 4 series about what homes means to us, available now on iPlayer.