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 twelve languages. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History is out now in the UK and was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. 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 LiveWoman’s HourMonocle 24BBC Radio 5 Live and CNNShe 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 | radio pages.

Features, interviews, essays and reviews, usually on design and culture, have appeared publications including the Economist, the TelegraphHouse & 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 portfolio page.

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