Zoe Lambert is a Manchester based writer. She has an MA in Creative Writing at UEA and a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University. She lectures on the creative writing MA at the Universities of Bolton and Edge Hill. She was the founder of cult Manchester literature night, Verberate, and is a member of the board of the Northwest Short Story Network. She is founder of the cult Manchester spoken word night, Verberate, and is an active campaigner for the rights of asylum seekers. Her fiction has appeared in Lamport Court, Bracket and The Independent on Sunday. A sequence of her stories first appeared in Ellipsis 2 (Comma, 2006). Her first full collection The War Tour was published in 2011.