Kassia St Clair is a writer based in London. Her best-selling first book, The Secret Lives of Colour, was Radio 4′s Book of the Week and has been translated into eleven other languages. The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History will be published on October 4th and will be Radio 4′s Book of the Week from October 1st-October 5th. Research for the next book has begun. To find out more, visit the books and speaking tabs.
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 co-hosts Always Take Notes, a podcast about writers and writing, and gives talks about colour and design 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.
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.