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 stelladuffy.wordpress.com.