Kassia St Clair
Kassia St Clair is an author and cultural historian. The Secret Lives of Colour was published by John Murray in 2016. It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, Waterstones Book of the Month and a Sunday Times top-ten bestseller. The Golden Thread was shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Award. It was also a Radio 4 Book of the Week, a Sunday Times Book of the Year and was one of Peter Frankopan’s History Today Books of 2018. She has contributed to NPR’s Marketplace, Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour, 5 Live and CNN. She gives talks at international venues including the Dallas Art Museum, Hay Festival and the V&A. In 2018 she collaborated with Color Factory to create an exhibit at their New York site. She has written for the Economist, Telegraph, Wired, Architectural Digest, the TLS and The New Statesman; her Elle Decoration colour column has been running since 2013.