Zoe F Gilbert
Zoe Gilbert writes short stories. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester specialising in folk tales and the fantastic in contemporary short fiction. She lives in London, where she runs one critique group and attends others, as well as co-chairing a short story reading group at The Word Factory. Her stories have won prizes and been published in the US, UK and beyond in journals and anthologies.
Zoe F Gilbert in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?
What do you love about Short Stories?The challenge of precision writing, the breathtaking effect of so few words when well done.
Do you write in other forms?Wrote a novel, may do again one day
What distracts you from writing?
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Trees, fungi, folklore
What is your favourite book?True History of the Kelly Gang, by Peter Carey, is a great.
Who are your favourite writers?Angela Carter, Ramona Ausubel and Margo Lanagan
Where is your dream location?A treehouse
What one item would you put into Room 101?All the litter in the world
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write something every morning before life takes over - even if it is only half a sentence.
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