Stella Duffy OBE


Stella Duffy is a writer and performer born in London who spent her childhood in New Zealand before returning to the UK. She has written plays, and novels and directs.

Stella Duffy has written fourteen novels including her latest, London Lies Beneath which Virago will publish in November 2015. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happinesswere 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 inEverything 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. In addition to her writing work she is a theatre director and performer. Her latest commission is The Matilda Effect, a play about women in science,  for Three Legged Theatre.