Adelle Stripe was born in 1976 and grew up in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.Her debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile received the K Blundell Trust Award for Fiction.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, Quietus, Caught by the River, Mineshaft Magazine and Chiron Review. She lives in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK.
Snaps and prickles and brings a talented, troubled woman to life. [Stripe] gives an important story a real spark: Dunbar s energy and mischief bubble in the bleakness - GuardianAn impressively accomplished and important first novel. In a beautifully rendered double narrative Adelle Stripe gives voice to a lost genius. Heartfelt, passionate and profoundly relevantStitched together from letters and scripts, newspaper cutting and fractured memory, it is an undeniably harsh, yet fair portrait of one of the UK s most original voices - Yorkshire PostEverything about this novel, the stuff of it, is wondrously, awfully, beautifully alive, as teeming and seething and tragic as Andrea Dunbar's own wild work and life. My book of the year so far