Stefanie is an award-winning writer for screen and stage, author, director and actor based in Dublin. She is a regular columnist for The Sunday Independent / Independent.ie and presents an influential podcast Basically….with Stefanie Preissner. She is the creator and writer of hit comedy drama Can’t Cope Wont Cope originally broadcast on RTÉ and now available on Netflix worldwide. Her début book Why Can’t Everything Just stay the Same? was published in 2016 and nominated for an Irish Book Award. Her second Can I Say No?: One Woman’s Battle with a Small Word followed in 2019. She won a Rising Star Award from Irish Screen America and Woman of the Year in Film and Drama from Tatler. Her one woman show Solpadeine is my Boyfriend toured internationally and became the most downloaded RTÉ podcast as a radio play.