Zoë Fairbairns

Zoe Fairbairns

Biography

Zoë Fairbairns was a founder member of the St Andrews women’s liberation group in 1970. Leaving St Andrews for London in 1973, she worked at the Women’s Research and Resources Centre (now the Feminist Library), the Pregnancy Advisory Service, and Spare Rib magazine. Her novel of sexual politics Benefits was published by Virago in 1979, and is still in print, now with Five Leaves Publications. She is a member of the Fawcett Society, the Feminist Library, the National Secular Society and Abortion Rights; she writes fiction and non-fiction, and was for many years a television subtitler and branch official with the trade union BECTU. She teaches creative writing at the City Lit in London.

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