Adelle Stripe was born in 1976 and grew up in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
She is the recipient of the 2016 K Blundell Trust Award for Fiction. Her debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, is inspired by the life and work of the playwright Andrea Dunbar. It is forthcoming on Wrecking Ball Press.
Adelle has recently completed a PhD and teaches at MMU’s Manchester Writing School. She is the author of three chapbook collections of poetry, the most recent, Dark Corners of the Land, was 3:AM Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year. Her writing has appeared in publications in the US and UK including The Guardian, Stool Pigeon, Caught by the River, Mineshaft Magazine and Chiron Review.
Adelle has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking and has interviewed Tracey Thorn, Carol Morley, and Helen Lederer at various festivals in the North of England. She has recently recorded vocals and lyrics for production duo Smagghe & Cross, their experimental ambient track Cock of the North was released by Offen Music in spring.
A collaborative performance, which features her poem The Humber Star, will appear at Hull 2017 as part of John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux programme.
She lives in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK.
Adelle is represented by Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander.
Email: adellemstripe (at) hotmail.co.uk
- Caught by the River: Shadows & Reflections & The Buried Woodland
- Culture Vulture: Muck or Nettles: My Crap Job Hell
- Leeds Inspired: A Dutch Pot of Stories
- Guardian Leeds: Wild Beasts and the Mercury Music Prize 2010
- Morning Star: I’m Drawn to Strong Women
- Hull Daily Mail: Hessle Rd Poem at Hull 2017
- Vice Magazine: Remembering Brutalism
- Read Women 2014
- Sabotage Reviews: Dark Corners of the Land
- Discipline in Disorder: Ten Poetry Books for your Shelves
- Cherwell: Not the Oxford Literary Festival
- The Quietus: Momentum and Memory: Poetry at the Gates
- 3:AM: Cigarettes and Alcohol