About Hilary Spiers
Hilary Spiers is a novelist, award-winning short story writer and playwright, who writes about ordinary women in sometimes extraordinary circumstances. She believes women's complex and fascinating lives deserve more scrutiny than they often get and is particularly interested in the lives of older women and historical figures.
Her play, Feeding Frenzy, was shortlisted for the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize in 2022.
She is the author of Hester & Harriet and Hester & Harriet: Love, Lies and Linguine, published by Allen and Unwin, featuring two feisty sisters of a certain age. She continues to write fiction, both novels and short stories, but has recently been focusing largely on her playwriting.
Hilary was commissioned by Stamford Arts Centre to produce a piece of promenade, immersive theatre for the Stamford Georgian Festival in September 2019. The ten performances of Mrs Siddons’ Dressing Room were sold out and ushers had to dissuade bystanders from tagging along with the cast and audience as they moved from the Theatre to a beautiful townhouse as part of the action! View pictures
In May 2020, in the midst of lockdown, Hilary was commissioned to write a sequel to Mrs Siddons’ Dressing Room. The same cast was reassembled remotely and in July 2020, Mrs Siddons in Lockdown was streamed by Stamford Arts Centre:
She lives in Edinburgh.