Adelle Stripe 2016 copyright @ Dave Lindsay

Adelle Stripe was born in 1976 and grew up in Tadcaster. Her debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, is inspired by the life and work of playwright Andrea Dunbar. It received the Society of Authors’ K Blundell Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.

Adelle is the author of three poetry collections including Dark Corners of the Land, which was 3:AM Magazine’s poetry book of the year in 2012. The Humber Star, her lament set in the fishing community of 19th century Hessle Rd, was performed at John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux for Hull City of Culture and was described by the FT as a work of ‘fantastic depth and poignancy.’

Adelle is currently working on a commission for Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art’s Women by Women exhibition which explores the representation of women and girls in the North East by Amber Collective’s photographers. She has also contributed to a new anthology on class, Common People, which is published by Unbound in 2019.


Adelle is represented by Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander

For all media requests please contact Zoe Hood at Little, Brown Book Group

Contact: adellemstripe (at) hotmail.co.uk