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Adelle Stripe

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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 (3:AM Magazine's Poetry Book of the Year) and has collaborated with musicians including Smagghe & Cross, C.A.R. and Halldór Smárason. Her writing has appeared on The Quietus, New Statesman and The Guardian, and in various US
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Dark Corners of the Land

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Cigarettes in Bed

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