Zoë Fairbairns entry: Overview screen.
20 December 1948
ZF was born in the south of England
, one of three sisters.
By late July 1968
At the age of nineteen ZF published her first, short novel, Live as Family
, a bildungsroman written (at seventeen) in the first person through a female narrator.
4 October 1979
ZF's novel Benefits
, her first for a decade, was published: a "feminist dystopia in which a patriarchal state uses the social security system to impose repressive lifestyles on women,"
in her own words.