Zoë Howe

Zoë Howe has written acclaimed biographies of artists including Poly Styrene, The Slits, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Wilko Johnson, Stevie Nicks and Lee Brilleaux. Zoë was also part of the team behind hit documentary Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché. A visual artist and sometime musician, she has worked with Viv Albertine, Helen McCookeryBook, Steve Beresford and others. Zoë currently presents the Rock ’n’ Roll Witch show on Soho Radio.

Zoë Howe has written acclaimed biographies of artists including The Slits, Poly Styrene (Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story, a collaboration with Styrene’s daughter Celeste Bell), the Jesus & Mary Chain, Wilko Johnson, Stevie Nicks, Florence + The Machine and Lee Brilleaux.  Zoë was part of the team behind hit documentary Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, and she is also a visual artist and sometime musician, having worked with Viv Albertine, Helen McCookeryBook, Steve Beresford, Mick Jones & others. Her debut novel Shine On, Marquee Moon was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2016. Zoë also makes music radio programmes, having worked with Absolute Radio, Resonance FM and Soho Radio amongst others, and she currently presents Rock ’n’ Roll Witch on Soho Radio. Zoë is a Royal Literary Fund writing Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Her next book Witchful Thinking (a humorous handbook for the modern Wise Woman) will be published by Llewellyn in 2021.