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Zoe Pilger was born in 1984 in London. She is writing a trilogy of novels about feminism and art, which is supported by The Society of Authors and Arts Council England. She is represented by The Wylie Agency.
Zoe Pilger's first novel, Eat My Heart Out, was first published by Serpent's Tail in 2014. It won a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award in the UK. It was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award in the US.
Eat My Heart Out was republished as a Serpent's Tail Modern Classic in 2020.
Zoe Pilger was the art critic for The Independent newspaper from 2012 to 2016. She won the 2011 Frieze Writers Prize, and she was shortlisted for the 2015 Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for arts journalism. She has written widely on feminism and art.
Zoe Pilger has a BA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University, an MA in Comparative Literary Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, and she is working on a PhD monograph of the artist Sophie Calle at Goldsmiths.