He is a co-director at Galley Beggar Press, the award winning indy press. He has extensive editorial experience and knowledge of the book world – and has also been on the other side of the fence, having written several best selling works of non-fiction, including the notorious Crap Towns series, the best-selling I Spy for adults series, a book about Literary London (co-authored with Eloise Millar) and political books like Enemies Of The People.
As a journalist, he mainly writers for The Guardian, and mainly about books. He runs the Not The Booker Prize, and the Guardian’s online book club, The Reading Group. He has also taught about publishing on several Creative Writing university courses, and currently runs a workshop series about the novel at Kingston University, as well as teaching a course on publishing at Greenwich University.