I became a literary agent in 2012. Previously I was a commissioning editor at Virago Press, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group. I co-founded the Diversity in Publishing Network in 2004, which received the New Venture Award from Women in Publishing in 2005. I have co-facilitated workshops for the AKO Caine Prize. I have been a judge for several prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, OCM Bocas Fiction Prize, SI Leeds Prize, the Northern Writers’ Awards and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.