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Stef Penney

Scotland (b.1969)

Stef Penney is a film-maker and writer. She grew up in the Scottish capital and turned to film-making after a degree in Philosophy and Theology from Bristol University. She made three short films before studying Film and TV at Bournemouth College of Art, and on graduation was selected for the Carlton Television New Writers Scheme. She has also written and directed two short films; a BBC 10 x 10 starring Anna Friel and a Film Council Digital Short in 2002 starring Lucy Russell.

Genres: Historical, General Fiction
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2006) : The Tenderness of Wolves
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : The Tenderness of Wolves