Adelle Stripe 2016 copyright @ Dave Lindsay

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

Twitter: @adellestripe



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