Zoe Gilbert

Visiting Senior Fellow in Creative Writing

Research Directorate

Zoe Gilbert is the author of two novels, Folk (Bloomsbury, 2018), which was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and adapted for BBC radio, and Mischief Acts (Bloomsbury 2022). Her short stories have been published widely, broadcast on Radio 4, and won prizes including the Costa Short Story Award. She is the co-editor of a recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life (Unbound, 2021), alongside Lily Dunn, with whom she also founded the creative writing school London Lit Lab. She teaches  creative writing courses focusing on folk tales, the fantastic and enchantment in fiction, and mentors writers of both novels and short stories.