Born in Sussex in 1948, Stephanie Green is Anglo-Irish (an English father and Irish mother). She studied English at Trinity College, Dublin where she enjoyed exploring her Irish connections. She had a peripatetic childhood and this developed into an adult love of travel that has taken her to most of Europe, North America, Russia and Indonesia as a researcher and writer about puppetry and sacred dance drama.

Although originally London-based, she has lived mainly in Celtic lands: Cornwall, Wales for many years (where she became fluent in Welsh) and then Edinburgh since 2000. She is trained as an English & Drama teacher and has taught at all levels from primary to undergraduate. She has written for radio too: in the 1970s she had seven radio drama-documentary scripts broadcast on BBC Schools. In 2004, she completed an MPhil in Creative Writing at Glasgow University with Liz Lochhead as her tutor.

She combines writing poetry with tutoring creative writing, most recently for the University of Edinburgh but now freelance. She also works part-time as a theatre and dance reviewer. Her hobby is contemporary dance (at an amateur level) at Edinburgh's Dance Base.

Flout, her most recent publication, was inspired by trips to Shetland and she is grateful to the mentoring she received from Jen Hadfield.


  • Flout (HappenStance, 2015)
  • Glass Works (Cat’s Pyjamas Publications, 2005)
  • The Triple Spiral (Walker Books, 1989), a novel for teenagers

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