Zoë Ranson is a writer, performer, and alt rock fanatic. She originally trained as an actress at The Poor School and is a veteran record-shop girl, surviving High-Fidelity-rivalling experiences to tell the tales. In 2012 Zoe gained her Creative Writing MA from Birkbeck. She is at work on a novel Nettles about a music-obsessed teenage girl clique, narrated by a pathological liar. It’s a sort of Grunge Great Gatsby with girls. Her fiction and essays focus on that particular space between adolescence and adulthood before the lines dividing the two are pemanently drawn. She grew up in Walton-on-the-Naze and lives in De Beauvoir Town, London. By day she works in the music industry and writes in her spare time often on the number 38 bus. She regularly performs in her own work, rehearsed readings and radio plays.