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Stella Duffy


New Zealand (1963 - )

Stella Duffy grew up in New Zealand and lives and work in London. She has written thirteen novels, fifty short stories, and ten plays. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both longlisted for the Orange Prize, and she has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year. She won the 2002 CWA Short Story Dagger for Martha Grace. She is currently adapting her novel State of Happiness for feature film with Zentropa/Fiesta. HBO have optioned both of her Theodora novels for a TV mini-series. Stella is also a theatre director and performer.
 
Series
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Roderick Alleyn (with Ngaio Marsh)
33. Money in the Morgue (2018)
 
Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Short stories
It Came in a Box (2000)


Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Room of Lost Things


Stella Duffy recommends
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The Depths of the Forest (2002)
(Ricardo Cupido, book 1)
Eugenio Fuentes
"Falling in love with a dead woman has never seemed so possible - or so strange."
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The Naked Season (2003)
Kira Cochrane
"Sharp,witty and entertaining...There's hope for the 'girl- power' girls after all!"
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Fifty Days (2004)
Sarah Quigley
"Dangerously alluring."
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Your Cheatin' Heart (2005)
Annie McCartney
"Maggie Lennon dives into life, lust and 'ludes with a delicious fervour."


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