Zoe Gilbert is a fiction writer based in London, UK. Folk (Bloomsbury, February 2018) is her first novel. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and journals around the world, and have won prizes including the Costa Short Story Award 2014. She teaches creative writing at London Lit Lab and for other organisations including the British Library, Arvon Foundation and Mslexia, and is an associate editor at The Word Factory. She is completing a PhD on folk tales in contemporary fiction, and working on her next novel, all about woods.