Profile: I'm a journalist, but before embarking on this career I spent five years at Oxford, where I completed a masters and doctorate in ancient Greek literature. I still love literature and poetry and I have yet to be convinced that any modern playwright can equal Aeschylus. After Oxford I lived in London for three years, spending two as a lecturer at King's College London, one as a copy-editor at a financial magazine. Last August I moved to New York. I grew up in Ireland, in Dublin. Perhaps this is where I learnt to love cities.