Zoë Strachan writes fiction, drama, essays and libretti. Her latest novel is Ever Fallen in Love, which in 2012 was shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards and the Green Carnation Prize as well as nominated for the London Book Awards. She has received various international fellowships e.g. on the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the Robert Louis Stevenson Award, the Hermann Kesten Stipendium, and a Hawthornden Fellowship. Recently she wrote the libretto for The Lady from the Sea, an opera composed by Craig Armstrong and based on the play by Ibsen, which won a Herald Angel Award for its world premiere at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival. Zoë teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.