Steve's first novel Blood Donors is an urban horror story that was included in Seven Stories’ Diverse Voices list of the best children's books celebrating cultural diversity from 1950 to the present day.
His latest, Nobody Saw No One, is described by The Guardian’s Emily Drabble as “like being blasted in the face with a water cannon. Absolutely vivid”. It was nominated for the 2016 Carnegie Award.
His next book, Mud Child, about child refugees, will be published by Faber & Faber.
Steve is also a mesmerising performance poet, who has performed at Royal Festival Hall, Latitude and Glastonbury Festivals (where he was Slam Champion). As well as being the Poetry Society's poet-in-residence at Battersea Dogs Home, he was also the writer-in-residence for the Dickens 2012 Bicentennial Celebrations.