Zoë Fairbairns started her adult life as a freelance writer in a rent-controlled flat in an area of London so far south that it was almost Kent. Later, when she could afford to move to more fashionable suburbs, she found she didn’t want to: she likes to be within easy reach of the Brixton Ritzy, the Cafe St Germain, and the huge, bizarre and brilliantly restored Crystal Palace station. Her books include Benefits, Closing and Daddy’s Girls (novels), and How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? (short stories).
Her website is www.zoefairbairns.co.uk