Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert is the winner of the Costa Short Story Award 2014. Her work has appeared in anthologies from Comma, Cinnamon, Labello, and Pankhearst presses, and has been published in journals including The Stinging Fly, Mechanics' Institute Review, Bohemyth, Holdfast, Lighthouse, and the British Fantasy Society Journal. In 2015 she appeared at the Beijing Bookworm Festival in China on behalf of the British Council and was commissioned by Microsoft to create a short story book. She is working on a PhD in Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, focusing on the influence of folk tales on contemporary short stories. She chairs the Short Story Critique Group at Waterstones Piccadilly and co-hosts the Short Story Club at the Word Factory. She is also the co-founder of London Lit Lab, providing creative writing courses for Londoners. She lives in Sydenham, London.@mindandlanguage.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fantasy
   Folk (2018)
   Mischief Acts (2022)
Anthologies edited
   A Wild and Precious Life (2021) (with Lily Dunn)
Zoe Gilbert recommends
The Seawomen (2022)
Chloe Timms
"This book sucked me under and held me in its gorgeous, terrifying embrace. It's a rare treat to read a story so gripping told in such beautiful prose. Dive in and don't look back."
How to Gut a Fish (2022)
Sheila Armstrong
"It's not often I open a book to find prose this exciting, original and frankly envy-inducing. Line by line, these stories set a series of small fires in my head, and they're still burning."
The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle (2020)
Neil Blackmore
"I gorged myself with wicked glee on Horace Lavelle, and his scandalous joyride through society. Thrillingly cruel, heartbreakingly tender and altogether exhilarating; don’t believe a word Lavelle says but relish every one of them."

Anthologies containing stories by Zoe Gilbert
Conradology (2017)
A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad
edited by
Becky Harrison and Magda Raczynska

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