Stella Duffy is the creator of Learning to Swim in the Abyss, one of three pieces debuting at Engine Room
Stella Duffy OBE is a writer and theatremaker. Born in London, she spent her childhood in New Zealand before returning to the UK. She is the founder and Co-Director of the Fun Palaces Campaign, and has written thirteen novels. She has also written fifty short stories, ten plays, and many feature articles and reviews. As a stage performer, she is an associate artist with Improbable, a member of the improv company Spontaneous Combustion since 1988 and has guested with The Comedy Store Players. Her solo show Breaststrokes (Time Out & The Guardian Critic’s Choice) has toured internationally, and on top of all this she also wrote and presented the documentary How to Write a Mills and Boon for BBC’s Time Shift.