She’s been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. She won the AMI Literature Award and the Betty Trask Prize. She was named by The Culture Show as one of the 12 Best New British Novelists. She is currently serving as a member of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury.
She lives in Bath, UK, and teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University.