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. The Observer described it in their books of the year list as “A beautiful period piece of 1980s Britain, as funny and sad as anything by Dunbar herself”.

Stripe is the author of three poetry collections including Dark Corners of the Land and her writing has appeared in publications including The Quietus, New Statesman and The Guardian. She has collaborated with various musicians, composers and filmmakers and has worked on commissions for Hull 2017, British Film Institute, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Manchester Literature Festival.

Stripe works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University and has recently contributed to a new anthology on class, Common People, which is published by Unbound in 2019. She is currently writing her second novel, The Knot.



Adelle is represented by Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander

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Contact: adellemstripe (at) hotmail.co.uk