Stef Penney

Stef Penney

Stef Penney was born and grew up in Edinburgh. She is a novelist and screenwriter, and also writes for radio. THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES was Stef's first novel and won the Costa Book of the Year 2006. 

Fiction, Writer



THE DYING DAY - Original 30-minute TV script for Carlton’s Capital Lives series        

NOVA SCOTIA - Original feature screenplay for Bard Entertainments (UK)

GAL PLANET - Original feature screenplay for MJW Productions/Periskop Films (UK/Finland)

THE PASSION OF ALICE - Feature adaptation of Stephanie Grant’s novel for First Hand Productions/Film4 (UK)

WAS - Feature adaptation of Geoff Ryman's novel for Talisman Films/Savi Media, (UK/Canada)

THE SEED - Feature adaptation of Davide de Angelis’ novel for Bermuda Shorts (UK)

ACHE - Original feature screenplay. Film Council Screenwriters’ Lab selection

YELLOW RIVER - Original feature screenplay for Carlton New Writers Scheme. Awarded a British Screen Writers Loan

MODESTY BLAISE: THE SILVER MISTRESS - Adaptation of Peter O’Donnell’s novel for BBC Radio 4 15 Minute Drama (2017)

MODESTY BLAISE - Adaptation of the first novel in the series. Radio 4 15 minute drama (2014)

DOUBLE INDEMNITY - Classic Serial, Adaptation of James M Cain’s novel for BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial (2013)

MODESTY BLAISE: A TASTE OF DEATH - Adaptation of Peter O’Donnell’s novel for BBC Radio 4 15 Minute Drama (2012)

MOBY DICK - Adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel for BBC Rad