Kassia St Clair is an author, design and culture writer based in London. Her first book, The Secret Lives of Colour, was Radio 4′s Book of the Week, and is being translated into eight other languages. She is a regular contributor to radio shows including NPR’s Marketplace and Radio 4. To find out more, visit the books and speaking tabs. The Golden Thread, her second book, will be published in the UK in October. Research for the next book has begun.
She writes about design and culture for publications including the Economist, the Telegraph, House & Garden, the TLS and the New Statesman; her Elle Decoration colour column has been running since 2013. She is a former assistant books & arts editor for the Economist, and has contributed to BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour, RTE‘s History Show, Monocle 24’s Section D and BBC Radio 5 Live. You can see a selection of her published work under the writing tab. She also co-hosts Always Take Notes, a podcast about writers and writing, and gives talks about colour and design at venues including Tate Liverpool, the V&A and Soho House.