STELLA DUFFY OBE
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. Winner of the 2002 Crime Writers' Association Macallan Short Story Dagger award for her story 'Martha Grace’ and won Stonewall Writer of the Year in 2008 and 2010. In addition to her writing work she is a theatre director and performer. Stella Duffy is the Founder and Co-Director of Fun Palaces. She was awarded the OBE in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the arts.