I’m a freelance journalist, writing mainly for CNN, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Independent and Monocle. My work has also appeared in TIME, The Guardian, BBC Online, The Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne’s The Age and New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times, where I was a staff writer from 2004 to 2011.
I write on a broad range of subjects, including politics, culture, international affairs, the Middle East, social issues, crime, tech and the arts, with a particular interest in long-form journalism. My reporting has taken me to Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Lebanon.
In 2006, I was named newspaper feature writer of the year at the Qantas Media Awards, New Zealand’s national journalism prizes, picking up the junior feature writer of the year award at the same ceremony. I’ve also won Qantas awards for the best political feature (2006), best environmental story (2007) and best crime feature (2010).
I have a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where I studied as a Fulbright scholar in 2006-07. I received a BA in English and a graduate diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury.
Outside of journalism, I’ve interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel when he was a senator, worked as a teacher in Tokyo and as a volunteer for a development NGO in the Solomon Islands. I live in London.