Stephanie Merritt

Stephanie Merritt has been deputy literary editor of The Observer and is now a feature writer. She has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as radio and television. She is the author of two novels, Gaveston and Real – the screenplay of which was commissioned by Gabriel Byrne’s Plurabelle Films – and one non-fiction work, The Devil Within.

Captivating Fictions

Two of our fastest-rising literary stars, author and editor, Virginia Baily, and Polly Samson, journalist, author and lyricist for some of Pink Floyd’s most celebrated songs, share a platform to discuss their compelling new novels Early One Morning and The Kindness with Guardian book critic Stephanie Merritt.