Hi! I’m Alexandra, a fiction writer, copy editor, journalist, comedian, and musician who clearly doesn't have enough to do.
I recently completed an MA in Creative Writing MA at Birkbeck University, a degree I’m proud to add to a growing pile of impractical qualifications that already includes a BM in Flute Performance and an MA in Ethnomusicology.
My fiction stories are often about the weird and wonderful. My short story ‘Tree of Life™’ – about what the afterlife might look like if we come back as trees –recently appeared in the latest edition of The Mechanics' Institute Review (MIR16, published September 24 2019). I’m currently working on my first novel about a talking coyote.
I am also a music journalist, writing mainly as the Deputy Editor of Songlines, the leading world music magazine based in London, UK. My journalism has also appeared in several other publications including The Guardian blog, Wanderlust magazine and Paa Tanzania.
And just in case you were worried that isn’t enough: I also write and perform stand-up comedy; am a classical flautist, performing in several ensembles; and a flute and music theory tutor.