Stephanie Theobald is a writer, journalist, novelist and traveller. After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1989 with a degree in French and Spanish, she moved to Paris where she taught English and worked as a freelance journalist. In 1993 she left Paris to become Fashion Editor for The European.

Her first three novels, Biche, Sucking Shrimp, and Trix were published between 2000 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2008, she was on staff at Harper’s Bazaar UK as senior editor, writer and reporter on the high society party beat.  Her fourth novel, A Partial Indulgence, came out in 2010 and was hailed by The Times as delivering “art, sex, money, class . . . with enormous style”.

 She currently writes for publications including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Elle and The Financial Times, her work focusing on sexuality, gender and unconventional people.


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Praise for Theobald’s work

“Theobald is knowledgeable about the outer reaches of desire.” – Esquire 

“Stephanie Theobald is a natural storyteller” – Vogue

“Theobald is an effortless, natural poet.” – Guardian