Zoë Strachan is the award-winning author of Negative Space and Spin Cycle (Picador). In 2003 The Independent on Sunday listed Zoë in their top twenty novelists under 30, and the Scottish Review of Books selected her as one of their new generation of five young Scottish authors in 2011. Her most recent novel, Ever Fallen in Love, was shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards and the Green Carnation Prize and nominated for the London Book Award. Her opera The Lady from the Sea – composed by Craig Armstrong – premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012 where it won a Herald Angel Award. She is a Director of Glasgow Women’s Library and Patron of the Imprint Festival in East Ayrshire. As well as teaching Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, she edited a new collection of LGBT writing from Scotland, published in October 2014. She lives in Glasgow with her partner, the novelist Louise Welsh.