About me

I’m a journalist and copywriter who has travelled and lived all over the world. I have called Italy, Argentina, Bolivia and Vietnam home, and I have also spent months exploring backwaters as varied as Paraguay and Cambodia; Kenya and Kashmir. After a long time abroad, I am now back in Cape Town rediscovering my hometown.

My passions are many – languages, flyfishing, wine, coffee, gardening and cricket – but foremost among them is writing. I have written travel and opinion journalism for numerous publications, including Go!, Wild, Getaway, The Argus, The Star, Sawubona, IOL Travel and Weg!

I've covered foolish adventures and conventional family holidays and I have also done pieces which comment on aspects of the cultures I have lived in. I'm also the regular gear guy for South Africa's biggest travel magazine. I hope that all of my journalism is characterised by clear writing, humorous dialogue and penetrative insight.

I also do a lot of corporate writing but I don't put all of it up on this site. Press releases, advertorials, corporate blogs and articles for in-house financial magazines - you name it, I can write it. Please contact me directly if you wish to see more samples.

A short story of mine, You should have called me Narcissus, appeared in an anthology edited by JM Coetzee and my first novel, Holiday Town, was shortlisted for the EU Literary award. My second novel, Stuffed, is a work in progress.

You can contact me here.