is an author, screenwriter and editor. She was born during a very cold winter in London and her fondest memory is trudging through shoulder height snow.
Her debut novel The Life of a Banana was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and highly rated in many publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Corriere Della Sera, The Straits Times, Bangkok Post andVanity Fair.
After a degree in Anthropology & Law at the London School of Economics she worked as an actor (plus multiple jobs) and founded the online magazine bananawriters.com
PP is the writer, creator and executive producer for the TV series World of Wu (WoW). Set in 90s London, the drama will feature characters from The Life of a Banana. WoW is currently in development with Working Title Films, Channel 4 and Netflix. A thirty episode series has been greenlit for 2020. The show will feature the best of British Chinese talent including superstar Karen Mok, Gemma Chan and Benedict Wong. Notable directors Lulu Wang and Ang Lee have also signed on to direct some of the episodes and Gok Wan will be creating the wardrobe for the show. There will also be guest appearances by Ken Hom, Yo Yo Ma, Alexa Cheung, Jackie Chan and Michael Chang.
Channel 4 / BBC America / ITV and Working Title Films (producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Notting Hill) / Emmy award winning Me & You productions / Sid Gentle - the multi award winning producers of Killing Eve / the BAFTA award winning producers of Humans, Spooks and Broadchurch.
Her debut YA novel about freedom in society will be published in 2020 and the rights have been sold to over 30 countries. She is currently working on the screenplay adaptation with Film4 / Scott Free Productions / NBCUniversal
PP is the writer, creator and executive producer for the TV series World of Wu (WoW).
Set in 90s London, the drama will feature characters from The Life of a Banana. WoW is currently in development at The Forge with Anna Price (script editor for Wolf Hall), Beth Willis (executive producer for Dr Who) and George Faber (executive producer of Ackley Bridge and Skins).
WoW has been greenlit for seven episodes and is a co-production between Channel 4 and Netflix. The show will feature the best of East Asian talent including Gemma Chan, Benedict Wong and Lulu Wang (director of the hit movie The Farewell).
PP is also working on the screenplay adaptation of her second novel - a sprawling adventure story about freedom in society. The novel and screenplay will be on submission shortly.