(b. 1976, Ascot) is the author of The Ship of Fools (2002, Sceptre), which he also helped translate into French. He holds a BA from Oxford University in English Language and Literature as well as a classical acting degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His awards include a Writer's Award from the Arts Council of England in 2003, and a BBC "Making Waves" award at the Brighton Festival in 2000. He has acted on television and written plays for radio. His new novel, Arts and Wonders, will be published in 2004. He will be participating courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.