Zoë Howe - Writer, Musician & Visual Artist

Zoë Howe is a writer, musician and visual artist based in Essex.

Her books include ’Lee Brilleaux – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman’, a biography of the celebrated Dr Feelgood frontman, the bestselling ‘Stevie Nicks – Visions, Dreams And Rumours’, ‘Barbed Wire Kisses – The Jesus and Mary Chain Story’,  ‘Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits’, ‘How’s Your Dad? Living In The Shadow of a Rock Star Parent’, ‘Florence + The Machine – An Almighty Sound’ and ‘Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me’.

She was also a contributing author to ‘British Beat Explosion – Rock ‘n’ Roll Island’ and wrote the ‘fairytale’ which accompanied the 2015 DVD release of award-winning Julien Temple documentary The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson. In 2015, Zoë joined the Doc ‘n’ Roll Film Festival jury, and was also announced as the Louder Than Words Festival’s first ‘luminary’. 

Her writing has featured in The Quietus, Company, Classic Rock, BBC Music, Holy Moly, Channel4/Music, ITV, NME, Notion, Gigwise, The Blues Magazine and BBC America and Contemporary.

As of 2016, she is The Blues Magazine’s resident ‘rock ‘n’ roll agony aunt’.

Zoë’s debut novel, ‘Shine On, Marquee Moon‘, was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize For Fiction in March 2016, and is due for publication in September 2016.

When not writing, Zoë can generally be found playing the drums, making weird collages or wandering about on the beach.