Zoë Fairbairns

Standard Name: Fairbairns, Zoë
Birth Name: Zoë Ann Fairbairns
Used Form: Zoe Fairbairns
ZF 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.

Connections

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Anthologization Michèle Roberts
This book was Fell's brainchild. Other contributors included Kathy Acker on Lust (whom MR admires for the riproaring language in which she writes of sexual violence), Zoë Fairbairns on Covetousness, Fell herself of Sloth, and...
Friends, Associates Michèle Roberts
MR 's memoir, Paper Houses, features a huge roster of close friends warmly evoked, some of them long-term commitments and others belonging to some particular period of her life. They include many women who...
Literary responses George Orwell
At the end of the century Zoë Fairbairns , while acknowledging her admiration for and even her debt to Orwell, admitted to being still indignant about the way that this book equates feminists with fruit-juice...
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
According to critic Hilary Hinds, reviewers largely concurred that Oranges was a notable first novel and praised the quality of its writing and its brilliance, originality, humour, and eccentricity. Literary critics such as John Lute
Literary responses E. A. Dillwyn
The Athenæum considered this novel a deeply interesting tale in which the author seems to speak out of the heart of a Welsh peasant.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2762 (1880): 432
A more recent reviewer, Zoë Fairbairns , wishes...
Publishing Michèle Roberts
She was an early, collaborative writer or improvisor of vehicles for street theatre, inspired by the creative spirit of Alison Fell .
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago, 2007.
286
Also at this time she began writing political journalism for Ink and...
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
MR 's work with Spare Rib won her an invitation to join the writing-editing collective of Zoë Fairbairns , Sara Maitland , Valerie Miner , and Michelene Wandor (who were already published authors), working on...
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
The Journeyman Press published Tales I Tell My Mother: A Collection of Feminist Short Stories, a collection of short stories by MW , Sara Maitland , Zoë Fairbairns , Michèle Roberts and Valerie Miner .
British Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 1987.
1979
Michelene Wandor.
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
This publication was one of a group of four: the others are by Zoë Fairbairns , Valerie Miner , and Victoria Nelson . Three of Wandor's stories are revised from versions which appeared in Guests...
Textual Production Alison Fell
It was Marsha Rowe , a friend and contributor, who first suggested to her a book on hysterics.
Fell, Alison, editor. Serious Hysterics. Serpent’s Tail, 1992.
prelims
Other contributors included Marina Warner , Zoë Fairbairns , and Gail Scott .
Textual Production Sara Maitland
Zoë Fairbairns , Sara Maitland , Valerie Miner , Michèle Roberts and Michelene Wandor together edited a volume of feminist fiction entitled Tales I Tell My Mother.
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 2003.
(1988)
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Textual Production Sara Maitland
Zoë Fairbairns , Sara Maitland , Valerie Miner , Michèle Roberts and Michelene Wandor together edited a collection looking back more than a decade: More Tales I Tell My Mother.
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 2003.
(1988)
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Timeline

By late November 1956
Kathryn Hulme published her best-seller The Nun's Story, about a Belgian woman whose years as a nun included nursing in the then Belgian Congo, but who finally left her Order to return to the world.