My journalism career began at the Saturday Telegraph Magazine, London, where I was fortunate to work alongside the wonderful Mick Brown who taught me to always ‘take the reader by the hand’. I could have stayed & worked my way up the ladder but my life took a left-turn when I went to India in my mid-twenties. In 1997 I moved to Delhi & worked as a freelance writer for the UK broadsheets following the breadcrumbs from one extraordinary story to another. That year I also won the Catherine Pakenham Award as Best Young Woman Journalist in the UK.
Since then I’ve freelanced for numerous publications including the Telegraph, the Observer Magazine, Marie Claire, Qantas inflight magazine, The Australian Way, Destinasian, Sunday Life and the literary magazine, Meanjin. I was a regular contributor to the Bulletin magazine before its demise, and currently review books for the Sydney Morning Herald.