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Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined The Selected Stories of Stella Duffy by Stella Duffy

Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined The Selected Stories of Stella Duffy

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London-based New Zealand-bred author and actress Duffy is known for her crime books, her fiercely feminist historical novels and various mainstream books, in addition to her work in the theatre and improvisational comedy. As if that were not talent enough, she is also the first writer to win the prestigious Crime Writers' Association short story Dagger twice, so this volume collecting her best stories from a couple of decades is most welcome. Featuring both her award-winning tales and a series of brief but enticing insights into relationships and their cruelty and affection, the dark side of London and the human mind, quirky trips to Paris and Venice, the inevitable war of the sexes, this collection displays Duffy's proteiform talents at their sharpest, with wit and compassion to the fore.

If you like Stella Duffy you might also like to read books by Simon Kernick, Lauren Henderson and Frank Lean.

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Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined The Selected Stories of Stella Duffy by Stella Duffy

This collection of short stories brings together, for the first time, a selection of Stella Duffy's award-winning writing, as well as some of the numerous stories that have been broadcast on radio and appeared in anthologies over the past 20 years. Many of these books are out of print and the radio broadcasts are unavailable; this collection therefore not only highlights the range and variety of her writing, but also breathes new life into some of her best stories.


Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down. -- Ali Smith On Singling Out the Couples:

An extraordinary, glittery parable about the power and cruelty of relationships. -- Fay Weldon * Mail on Sunday * On State of Happiness:

Duffy is known for her sharp insights and sharper wit, and both are on display here ... Brave, understated and unforgettable. * Daily Mail * On The Room of Lost Things:

A spellbinding love song to a part of London usually demonised as home to muggings, shootings and feral gangs ... a book of great sensitivity and passion. * Independent on Sunday * Duffy's stories move us, they eat away at us with their humorous and honeyed sharpness, and they stay with us. * Thresholds * Stella Duffy is a writer of satirical wit and linguistic energy - as well as variety. -- Dr Jules Smith * British Council *

About the Author

Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy has written ten novels, five of them are her Saz Martin series published by Serpent’s Tail – Calendar Girl, Wavewalker, Beneath the Blonde, Fresh Flesh and Mouths of Babes. The other five are non-crime novels published by Sceptre – Singling Out The Couples, Eating Cake, Immaculate Conceit; and Virago – State of Happiness and Parallel Lies.

State of Happiness was long listed for the 2004 Orange Prize, and is in development with Fiesta Productions and Zentropa for whom she is also writing the screenplay. She was co-editor of the anthology Tart Noir, from which her story Martha Grace won the 2002 CWA Short Story Dagger. She has written over thirty short stories and many feature articles and reviews. She has written eight plays including Cell Sell (which she also directed) and Prime Resident for the National Youth Theatre, Crocodiles and Bears for Steam Industry, and The Hand for Gay Sweatshop.

Stella was born in South London, grew up in New Zealand, and has lived in the UK since 1986. She is married to the writer Shelley Silas.

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5th September 2014


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240 pages


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