He has written twenty novels for young people which were published in the UK by Oxford University Press, Hachette Children’s Book and Barrington Stoke and in the USA by Alfred A Knopf and Candlewick Press. They have been translated into a variety of foreign languages.
His first novel for adults was published by Holland House in 2017. He has also written more than thirty educational books, worked as Series Editor for three major educational publishers, written freelance journalism for the Guardian, Telegraph and Times Educational Supplement and television scripts for TV South West and Sky.
He has been a Writing Fellow at Goldsmiths College, London, the London College of Fashion and St Mary’s University, Twickenham and he regularly taught Creative Writing on the University of Cambridge summer programme.