I came across good magazine writing, or longform, or creative non-fiction, or whatever we're calling it, when I lived in New York after leaving university in 2002. I left The Times (of London) in 2007 to try and make a living doing it. Since then my work has appeared in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Harper's, Grantland (RIP), The Guardian and The New Yorker. I live in east London with my wife and two daughters. I read a lot. I try and be on time.