Stella Duffy has written fourteen novels including her latest, London Lies Beneath. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both long-listed for the Orange Prize. She has written ten plays and over fifty short stories, including several for BBC Radio 4.
Her collected stories are published by Salt in Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined. She won the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2002 (Martha Grace) and 2013 (Come Away With Me), and Stonewall Writer of the Year in 2008 (The Room of Lost Things) and 2010 (Theodora).
HBO have optioned her two Theodora novels for a TV series. She wrote and presented the BBC4 documentary How to Write a Mills and Boon and has reviewed for The Review Show (BBC2), Front Row (BBCRadio4) and written articles for most major newspapers in the UK.
She is a theatre director and performer. Her latest commission is The Matilda Effect, a play about women in science, for Three Legged Theatre.
In addition to her writing and theatre work, Stella is the founder and co-director of Fun Palaces, the campaign for locally-led culture at the heart of every community. In 2016 there were 292 community-led Fun Palaces across the UK with 120,000 people taking part.
Words Away Salon: Writing Short Stories