Adelle Stripe is a writer and journalist living in the Calder Valley, UK. Her debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, was a fictionalised biography inspired by the life and work of playwright Andrea Dunbar. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and Portico Prize for Literature. She is a regular contributor to The Quietus, and her writing has appeared in the Yorkshire Post, New Statesman and Caught by the River. Her 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.