Stella Duffy has written seventeen novels, over seventy short stories, and fifteen plays. She has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year and twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger. Annapurna have optioned her novel The Hidden Room for television. In addition to her writing work, Stella is a theatre-maker and the co-founded of the national Fun Palaces campaign for greater access to culture for all. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for her services to the Arts. Her website is www.stelladuffy.wordpress.com.