Adelle Stripe 2016 copyright @ Dave Lindsay

Adelle Stripe was born in 1976 and grew up in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

Her debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, is inspired by the life and work of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar and received the K Blundell Trust Award for Fiction. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017 and is published by Fleet (Little, Brown Book Group).

Adelle 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 The Guardian, The Quietus, and Caught by the River.

A commission based on her poem The Humber Star was performed at John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux programme for Hull City of Culture. Set in 19th century Hessle Rd with a score by Icelandic composer Halldór Smárason, the lament captured the savage nature and devastating power of the North Sea. It was described by the Financial Times as a work of ‘fantastic depth and poignancy.’

She lives in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK.


Adelle is represented by Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander

Email: adellemstripe (at) hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: @adellestripe