Shelley Silas

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Shelley Silas
Shelley Silas (born 1959[1]) is a playwright. She is the wife of Stella Duffy.

She was born in Calcutta, India, but the family came to London when she was two and was brought up in Golders Green.[1]

In 2002, she won a Pearson award and was writer-in-residence at London's Bush Theatre. Her stage plays are published by Oberon.

Her work for BBC Radio Four includes The Sound of Silence (short-listed for the 2003 Imison Award,[2] creating and co-writing The Magpie Stories;,[3] adapting Hanan al-Shaykh's novel Only in London and co-adapting Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet (with John Harvey).

She has also compiled and edited an anthology of short stories, 12 Days, published by Virago Press.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shelley Silas and Evan Davis share their coming out experiences", The Independent, including extracts from It's OK to be Gay: Celebrity Coming Out Stories, edited by Alison Stokes.
  2. "List of 2003 Imison Award finalists"
  3. "Magpie Stories" transmission listings.