Adelle Stripe

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. Her recent book, Ten Thousand Apologies, is a music biography of the cult UK band, Fat White Family. It is a Sunday Times bestseller. Adelle’s writing explores working-class culture, hidden histories, popular music, and small-town life through fiction, poetry, memoir and non-fiction forms. She has previously lectured at MMU, Leeds Trinity and York St John University and has a PhD in creative writing.