Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert started writing fiction sometime in her late teens, and after many years, some of it got published. Her work has appeared in anthologies from Comma, Cinnamon and Labello presses amongst others, and in journals worldwide including The Stinging Fly, Mechanics' Institute Review, and the British Fantasy Society Journal. Some of her stories have won prizes, including the Costa Short Story Award.

She is completing a PhD in Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, focusing on folk tales in contemporary fiction. She is also co-founder of London Lit Lab, where she teaches creative writing, and she co-hosts the Short Story Club at The Word Factory.

Recently she has taken part in writing projects in China and South Korea for the British Council, and was commissioned by Microsoft to create a short story book in collaboration with graphic artist, Isabel Greenberg.

Zoe Gilbert lives in South London, where the local woods, both real and ghostly, are inspiring her next novel.