Kassia St Clair is a writer based in London. Her first book, The Secret Lives of Colour, is a top-ten bestseller, was selected as Radio 4′s Book of the Week in 2017 and has been translated into eleven other languages. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History is out now in the UK and was a Radio 4 Book of the Week. Research for the next book has begun.
She is a regular contributor to NPR’s Marketplace and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour, Monocle 24 and BBC Radio 5 Live and CNN. She gives talks about colour and the cultural history of textiles at international venues including the Dallas Art Museum, the V&A and Soho House. In 2018 she collaborated with Color Factory to create an exhibit at their site in New York. To find out more, visit the books and talks, TV and radio tabs.
Features, interviews, essays and reviews, principally relating to design and culture, have appeared publications including the Economist, the Telegraph, House & Garden, the TLS and the New Statesman; her Elle Decoration colour column has been running since 2013. You can see a selection of her published work under the writing tab.