Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both long-listed for the Orange Prize, and she has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year for The Room of Lost Things (2008) and for Theodora (2010). She has written forty-five short stories, including several for BBC Radio 4, and won the 2002 CWA Short Story Dagger for Martha Grace. Stella is also a theatre director and performer, and has written eight stage plays. Her latest novel is The Purple Shroud, published by Virago (UK) and Penguin (US).She blogs at

Anthologies featuring Stella Duffy

Manchester Stories 6: Europride Special

This was the first in the Manchester series to look beyond Greater Manchester for its authors, bringing together an international cast of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writers from Britain and abroad, as well as home grown talent, to celebrate Manchester hosting Europride, the largest celebration of Gay and Lesbian culture in Europe.

Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science

This anthology draws out and distills science’s love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories, and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of momentous discoveries.