Ms Zoe Strachan

  • Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

telephone: 01413306848
email: Zoe.Strachan@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Zoë Strachan is the author of three novels: Ever Fallen in Love, Spin Cycle and Negative Space. Ever Fallen in Love was shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards and the Green Carnation Prize and nominated for the London Book Awards. Negative Space won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Zoë’s short stories and essays have appeared in various magazines and anthologies and been broadcast on BBC Radio. She has been UNESCO City of Literature writer-in-residence at the National Museum of Scotland, a Hermann Kesten Stipendiaten, a Hawthornden Fellow, and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow. In 2011 she undertook a British Council visiting fellowship at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa and in 2012 she was visiting faculty at Dartmouth College. Works for theatre include Panic Patterns (with Louise Welsh, Citizen’s Theatre and BBC Radio Scotland) and Old Girls (which opened the 2009/10 season of A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor). Her short opera Sublimation (with composer Nick Fells) toured Scotland in May 2010 with Scottish Opera before going to Cape Town, South Africa in November 2010. The Lady from the Sea, a full-length opera composed by Craig Armstrong and based on the play by Ibsen, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012, where it won a Herald Angel Award. Between 2011 and 2014 she co-edited New Writing Scotland, Scotland’s principle forum for poetry and short fiction, in 2012 she co-edited the Scottish Poetry Library’s Best Scottish Poems, and in 2014 she curated a new anthology of LGBT writing from Scotland, Out There (Freight) – the first of its kind in over a decade. She is a Director of Glasgow Women’s Library and Patron of the Imprint Festival.

 

 


Teaching

Zoë is co-convenor of the Creative Writing Programme and contributes to the MLitt, MFA and DFA courses including: Craft & Experimentation and Practice as Research seminars; workshops; Editing & Publication sessions and project supervision; MFA, DFA and PhD supervision.

 


Additional Information

Selected Grants, Residencies and Invitations

Zoë has received grants from Creative Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the K Blundell Trust, the Mark Scott Foundation as well as a Cultural Commission grant from LGBT History Month. She is currently developing an opera project with Company Chordelia under funding from the Foyle Foundation.

Residencies include a Hawthornden Fellowship, UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence at the National Museum of Scotland, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship at Hôtel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing, Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Cove Park, a Hermann Kesten Stipendium in Nuremberg, and a Fellowship at the International Writers Program at University of Iowa.

Selected invitations include: Edinburgh International Book Festival, International Festival of Authors (Toronto), Bookworm International Festival (Beijing and Chengdu), Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), Prairie Lights (Iowa City), British Council tour (Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen and Kecskemet), International Month of Authors (Brno, Ostrava, Kosice and Wroclaw), International Prose Festival (Novi Sad), International PEN Congress (Tokyo), Aye Write (Glasgow), Ullapool Book Festival, Inverness Book Festival, Aberdeen Word, Orkney and Shetland 24 readings/24 hours.


Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2000
Number of items: 92.

2017

Strachan, Z. (2017) Who'd be a man? Scottish Review of Books, 12(4), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2017) Tonight, for the first time. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2017) Tiny jubilations: using photography in fiction. C21 Literature, 5(2), 7. (doi:10.16995/c21.25)

2016

Strachan, Z. (2016) The worst of times. Scottish Review of Books, 12(1), p. 11. [Book Review]

Scrutton, N. and Strachan, Z. (2016) In transit. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2016) Oor Willie. Scottish Review of Books, 11(3),

2015

Fells, N. and Strachan, Z. (2015) Negative Spaces. [Audio]

Fells, N. and Strachan, Z. (2015) Negative Spaces. [Compositions]

Strachan, Z. (2015) Closet Correspondent. Scottish Review of Books, 10(6), [Book Review]

2014

Strachan, Z. (2014) The Past We Inherit, the Future We Build. [Performance]

Cambridge, G. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2014) Songs of Other Places. Series: New writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841195

Strachan, Z. (2014) Imagining independence / Independent imagining. In: Inspired by Independence: Artists and Writers Imagine a Better Scotland. Word Power Books. ISBN 9780992739218

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2014) Anyone Who Had a Heart. In: Patrick, A. (ed.) 21 Revolutions. Glasgow Women's Library / Freight Books. ISBN 9781908754448

Strachan, Z. (2014) Thicker Than Water. Gutter, 10,

Strachan, Z. ed. (2014) Out There: An Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing. Freight Books: Glasgow. ISBN 9781908754684

Strachan, Z. (2014) Jewel in the Crown. Scottish Review of Books, 10(1), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2014) One Day at a Time. Scottish Review of Books, 10(4), [Book Review]

2013

Strachan, Z. (2013) Glasgow's Forgotten Feminist. Scottish Review of Books, 9(4), [Book Review]

MacDougall, C. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2013) Black Middens. Series: New Writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841140

Strachan, Z. (2013) Dykes' Delight. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (Eds.) (2013) Best Scottish Poems 2012. Scottish Poetry Library: Edinburgh.

Strachan, Z. (2013) Zugenruhe. Edinburgh Review, 138,

Strachan, Z. (2013) The Home Corner by Ruth Thomas. Scottish Review of Books, 9(3), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2013) Where Mary met Muriel. Scottish Review of Books, 9(2),

2012

Strachan, Z. (2012) Keeping the Faith. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) My Favourite Place. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) The Dick Institute. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) Lennie Goes Barefoot. [Exhibitions]

MacDougall, C. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2012) A Little Touch of Cliff in the Evening. Series: New Writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841096

Strachan, Z. (2012) Im Haus am Meer. WortMosaik, Zeitschrift für Literatur und Kunst, 2,

Strachan, Z. and Armstrong, C. (2012) The Lady from the Sea. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2012) The Missing Shade of Blue by Jennie Erdal. Scottish Review of Books, 8(12), [Book Review]

2011

Strachan, Z. (2011) The Key. In: Imprint. Imprint Book Festival.

Strachan, Z. (2011) Panic Patterns. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2011) Ever Fallen in Love. Sandstone Press: Dingwall. ISBN 9781905207732

Strachan, Z. (2011) My Old Complaint. [Performance]

2010

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2010) Festive spirits. Sunday Herald, 17 Dec,

Welsh, L. and Strachan, Z. (2010) Christmas spirits. Sunday Herald, Dec.

Strachan, Z. (2010) Ever Fallen in Love (extract). Gutter,

Strachan, Z. (2010) Monique Truong; Bitter in the Mouth. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2010) Strange Desires (short story). Diva Magazine,

Strachan, Z. ed. (2010) I Throw my Prayers into the Sky. Series: Bamberger Punkt (14). Villa Concordia Presse: Bamberg, Germany.

Strachan, Z. and Fells, N. (2010) Sublimation. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2010) Panic Patterns. [Performance] (Unpublished)

2009

Strachan, Z. (2009) Move over L word, lip service is miles hotter. Sunday Times,

Strachan, Z. (2009) Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) In the House by the Sea [short story]. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Coming Home. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Coming Home [short story]. Perspectives, 24,

Strachan, Z. (2009) The Hat [diary column]. Perspectives, 24(winter), pp. 42-43.

Strachan, Z. (2009) Old Girls. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Old Girls [rehearsed reading]. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Review, Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) The Women’s Room. Perspectives, 23, p. 18.

2008

Strachan, Z. (2008) Christmas restaurant review. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2008) Weasel. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden. Scottish Review of Books, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Glasgow essay. Nürnberger Zeitung,

Strachan, Z. (2008) View from Glasgow. Nürnberger Zeitung,

Strachan, Z. (2008) Collected Stories by Lorrie Moore. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Weasel. [Performance]

Strachan, Z., Welsh, L. and Sherry, D. (2008) I Throw my Prayers into the Sky. [Exhibitions]

2007

Strachan, Z. (2007) Losers Weepers. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2007) Our landscape is the library of our collective memory. Scotsman,

Strachan, Z. (2007) Outside the Town. In: The Research Club: An Anthology of New Writing. CHROMA / Black and White Publishing: Edinburgh, pp. 202-206. ISBN 9781845021566

Strachan, Z. (2007) The Secret Life of Dads. In: Evaristo, B. and Gee, M. (eds.) New Writing. Granta, pp. 168-177. ISBN 9781862079328

Strachan, Z. (2007) If Jodie Foster came out... Sunday Herald,

Strachan, Z. (2007) Sometimes in the Night. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2007) Is that a Scot or am ah wrang? In: Schoene, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 51-56. ISBN 9780748623952

Strachan, Z. (2007) Pipe dreams of a post-industrial Arcadia. In: Kossak, F. (ed.) Shifts: Projections into the Future of the Central Belt. Lighthouse, pp. 31-33. ISBN 9781905061136

2006

Strachan, Z. (2006) Red Road [lead film review]. List,

Strachan, Z. (2006) After they’d gone. In: Lacuesta, A.R. and Davidson, T. (eds.) Latitude: Writting from the Philippines and Scotland. Anvil, pp. 88-95. ISBN 9789712717253

Strachan, Z. (2006) Play Dead (short story). Antigonish Review, 146, pp. 13-19.

2005

Strachan, Z. (2005) The lost girl. Bite Me,

Strachan, Z. (2005) That's why the lady is a tramp. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2005) The Unknown Soldier: Review of Siegfried Sassoon by Max Egremont. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2005) Soap stories. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2005) The last ticket. Herald, 30 Aug,

Strachan, Z. (2005) Queer eye for the straight guise. Sunday Herald,

Strachan, Z. (2005) One Small Step. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2005) One Small Step. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2005) Chapter 7, festive daily novel. Scotsman,

Strachan, Z. (2005) A. A. Milne. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2005) An inner life: review of Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life by Julia Briggs. Herald, [Book Review]

2004

Strachan, Z. (2004) A kind of magic. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2004) Spin cycle. Picador. ISBN 9780330486316

2003

Strachan, Z. (2003) Crowds. [Audio]

2002

Strachan, Z. (2002) Negative Space. Picador. ISBN 0330485784

2000

Strachan, Z. (2000) Getting away. Edinburgh Review, 103,

Strachan, Z. (2000) Negative space. Nerve Magazine, Autumn,

Strachan, Z. (2000) The song. NorthWords, Summer,

This list was generated on Tue Sep 19 03:50:26 2017 BST.
Number of items: 92.

Articles

Strachan, Z. (2017) Tiny jubilations: using photography in fiction. C21 Literature, 5(2), 7. (doi:10.16995/c21.25)

Strachan, Z. (2016) Oor Willie. Scottish Review of Books, 11(3),

Strachan, Z. (2014) Thicker Than Water. Gutter, 10,

Strachan, Z. (2013) Zugenruhe. Edinburgh Review, 138,

Strachan, Z. (2013) Where Mary met Muriel. Scottish Review of Books, 9(2),

Strachan, Z. (2012) Im Haus am Meer. WortMosaik, Zeitschrift für Literatur und Kunst, 2,

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2010) Festive spirits. Sunday Herald, 17 Dec,

Welsh, L. and Strachan, Z. (2010) Christmas spirits. Sunday Herald, Dec.

Strachan, Z. (2010) Ever Fallen in Love (extract). Gutter,

Strachan, Z. (2010) Strange Desires (short story). Diva Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2009) Move over L word, lip service is miles hotter. Sunday Times,

Strachan, Z. (2009) Coming Home [short story]. Perspectives, 24,

Strachan, Z. (2009) The Hat [diary column]. Perspectives, 24(winter), pp. 42-43.

Strachan, Z. (2009) The Women’s Room. Perspectives, 23, p. 18.

Strachan, Z. (2008) Christmas restaurant review. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2008) Glasgow essay. Nürnberger Zeitung,

Strachan, Z. (2008) View from Glasgow. Nürnberger Zeitung,

Strachan, Z. (2007) Our landscape is the library of our collective memory. Scotsman,

Strachan, Z. (2007) If Jodie Foster came out... Sunday Herald,

Strachan, Z. (2006) Red Road [lead film review]. List,

Strachan, Z. (2006) Play Dead (short story). Antigonish Review, 146, pp. 13-19.

Strachan, Z. (2005) The lost girl. Bite Me,

Strachan, Z. (2005) That's why the lady is a tramp. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2005) Soap stories. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2005) The last ticket. Herald, 30 Aug,

Strachan, Z. (2005) Queer eye for the straight guise. Sunday Herald,

Strachan, Z. (2005) Chapter 7, festive daily novel. Scotsman,

Strachan, Z. (2005) A. A. Milne. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2004) A kind of magic. Scotsman Magazine,

Strachan, Z. (2000) Getting away. Edinburgh Review, 103,

Strachan, Z. (2000) Negative space. Nerve Magazine, Autumn,

Strachan, Z. (2000) The song. NorthWords, Summer,

Books

Strachan, Z. ed. (2014) Out There: An Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing. Freight Books: Glasgow. ISBN 9781908754684

Strachan, Z. (2011) Ever Fallen in Love. Sandstone Press: Dingwall. ISBN 9781905207732

Strachan, Z. ed. (2010) I Throw my Prayers into the Sky. Series: Bamberger Punkt (14). Villa Concordia Presse: Bamberg, Germany.

Strachan, Z. (2004) Spin cycle. Picador. ISBN 9780330486316

Strachan, Z. (2002) Negative Space. Picador. ISBN 0330485784

Book Sections

Strachan, Z. (2014) Imagining independence / Independent imagining. In: Inspired by Independence: Artists and Writers Imagine a Better Scotland. Word Power Books. ISBN 9780992739218

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2014) Anyone Who Had a Heart. In: Patrick, A. (ed.) 21 Revolutions. Glasgow Women's Library / Freight Books. ISBN 9781908754448

Strachan, Z. (2011) The Key. In: Imprint. Imprint Book Festival.

Strachan, Z. (2007) Outside the Town. In: The Research Club: An Anthology of New Writing. CHROMA / Black and White Publishing: Edinburgh, pp. 202-206. ISBN 9781845021566

Strachan, Z. (2007) The Secret Life of Dads. In: Evaristo, B. and Gee, M. (eds.) New Writing. Granta, pp. 168-177. ISBN 9781862079328

Strachan, Z. (2007) Is that a Scot or am ah wrang? In: Schoene, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 51-56. ISBN 9780748623952

Strachan, Z. (2007) Pipe dreams of a post-industrial Arcadia. In: Kossak, F. (ed.) Shifts: Projections into the Future of the Central Belt. Lighthouse, pp. 31-33. ISBN 9781905061136

Strachan, Z. (2006) After they’d gone. In: Lacuesta, A.R. and Davidson, T. (eds.) Latitude: Writting from the Philippines and Scotland. Anvil, pp. 88-95. ISBN 9789712717253

Book Reviews

Strachan, Z. (2017) Who'd be a man? Scottish Review of Books, 12(4), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2016) The worst of times. Scottish Review of Books, 12(1), p. 11. [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2015) Closet Correspondent. Scottish Review of Books, 10(6), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2014) Jewel in the Crown. Scottish Review of Books, 10(1), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2014) One Day at a Time. Scottish Review of Books, 10(4), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2013) Glasgow's Forgotten Feminist. Scottish Review of Books, 9(4), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2013) The Home Corner by Ruth Thomas. Scottish Review of Books, 9(3), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2012) The Missing Shade of Blue by Jennie Erdal. Scottish Review of Books, 8(12), [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2010) Monique Truong; Bitter in the Mouth. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Review, Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden. Scottish Review of Books, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Collected Stories by Lorrie Moore. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2005) The Unknown Soldier: Review of Siegfried Sassoon by Max Egremont. Herald, [Book Review]

Strachan, Z. (2005) An inner life: review of Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life by Julia Briggs. Herald, [Book Review]

Edited Books

Cambridge, G. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2014) Songs of Other Places. Series: New writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841195

MacDougall, C. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2013) Black Middens. Series: New Writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841140

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (Eds.) (2013) Best Scottish Poems 2012. Scottish Poetry Library: Edinburgh.

MacDougall, C. and Strachan, Z. (Eds.) (2012) A Little Touch of Cliff in the Evening. Series: New Writing Scotland. Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906841096

Exhibitions

Strachan, Z. (2012) Lennie Goes Barefoot. [Exhibitions]

Strachan, Z., Welsh, L. and Sherry, D. (2008) I Throw my Prayers into the Sky. [Exhibitions]

Compositions

Fells, N. and Strachan, Z. (2015) Negative Spaces. [Compositions]

Performance

Scrutton, N. and Strachan, Z. (2016) In transit. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2014) The Past We Inherit, the Future We Build. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2013) Dykes' Delight. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. and Armstrong, C. (2012) The Lady from the Sea. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2011) My Old Complaint. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. and Fells, N. (2010) Sublimation. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. and Welsh, L. (2010) Panic Patterns. [Performance] (Unpublished)

Strachan, Z. (2009) In the House by the Sea [short story]. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Old Girls. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Old Girls [rehearsed reading]. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Weasel. [Performance]

Strachan, Z. (2005) One Small Step. [Performance]

Audio

Strachan, Z. (2017) Tonight, for the first time. [Audio]

Fells, N. and Strachan, Z. (2015) Negative Spaces. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) Keeping the Faith. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) My Favourite Place. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2012) The Dick Institute. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2011) Panic Patterns. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2009) Coming Home. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2008) Weasel. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2007) Losers Weepers. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2007) Sometimes in the Night. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2005) One Small Step. [Audio]

Strachan, Z. (2003) Crowds. [Audio]

This list was generated on Tue Sep 19 03:50:26 2017 BST.