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Zoƫ Fairbairns wrote and published her first novel before she went to university at the end of the 1960s. In a career closely linked to the feminist movement, she has published novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and radio drama, as well as non-fictional essays, reviews, and political analysis.
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20 December 1948 ZF was born in the south of England, one of three sisters.  Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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," Bibliographic Citation link. in her own words. Bibliographic Citation link.
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