Adelle Stripe’s debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, was based on the life and work of Andrea Dunbar. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and Portico Prize for Literature. Stripe’s recent (and forthcoming) work is rooted in the nonfiction novel form and explores working-class culture, untold histories of the north, popular music, and small-town life. As a lecturer, she has taught creative writing at MMU, Leeds Trinity and York St John University. Her PhD thesis, Writing Andrea Dunbar: Framing the Nonfiction Novel in the Literary North, was awarded in 2017. She is currently writing a music biography for White Rabbit Books.