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Adelle Stripe was born in York in 1976 and lives in Calderdale, UK. 

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, her debut novel, was a fictionalised biography based on the life and work of playwright Andrea Dunbar. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and Portico Prize for Literature. 

Her biography of the cult band Fat White Family, Ten Thousand Apologies, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Rough Trade book of the year. It was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize. 

Adelle's forthcoming book, Base Notes: The Scents of a Life, will be published by White Rabbit in 2025.


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