Stella Duffy

Writer and Performer first appearing at Glasgay! in 1995

Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels – eight literary novels and five crime novels in the Saz Martin series. She has also written fifty short stories, ten plays, and many feature articles and reviews. With Lauren Henderson she co-edited the fiction anthology TART NOIR (2002). Her own short story in that collection, MARTHA GRACE, was awarded the 2002 Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Short Story Dagger.

SINGLING OUT THE COUPLES was shortlisted for the 1999 James Tiptree Jr Memorial Award. STATE OF HAPPINESS was longlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize, as was THE ROOM OF LOST THINGS in 2008. The first novel in her Saz Martin series, CALENDAR GIRL, was voted fifth equal in the 2007 international poll The Big Gay Read. She won Stonewall Writer of the Year 2008 for The Room of Lost Things and in 2010 for THEODORA, ACTRESS, EMPRESS, WHORE.