I write in my non-professional life, a lot. Fast and furiously.
Current project: this novel, set in British Columbia, Canada, is a mediation on the complexity of relationships and sexual identity. The story follows a female astrophysicist, Juliet, as she commences an affair with a colleague, and the moral challenges she faces when her husband, Nicholas, finds out and then asks her to help him commit medically assisted suicide.
First novel: Léa Hendrickx exchanges her rural Belgian hometown for the bustling capital of Brussels, hoping to erase the scars of her provincial upbringing. It's an uneventful move until the day Léa gets involved with Mark Bishop, a Canadian diplomat stationed in Brussels. Set in Belgium, Canada, and the Belgian Congo, this multi-layered story of love, false expectations, generational trauma and identity serves as a reminder of the transformations that take place when we come to terms with our exquisite and very human score of shortcomings.
Short stories, essays and think pieces
Don't You Know, We're Talking About a, Different Kind of, Revolution (sexual harassment in Egypt)