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 was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and Portico Prize, an award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North. A stage adaptation received widespread critical acclaim and was included in the Observer's Top Ten Shows of 2019.
Adelle is the author of three poetry chapbooks including 3:AM Magazine's Poetry Book of the Year, Dark Corners of the Land. She is a regular contributor to The Quietus, and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman and Caught by the River.
She lives in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK.