Steven Scaffardi was born in Tooting, south London. A former journalist, The Drought was his first novel and has already received praise from television personalities and journalists alike, as well as being shortlisted for the Shirley You Jest Book Awards.
In 2011 he spent 12 months on the London open mic stand-up comedy circuit, finishing runner-up in the Golden Jester stand-up comedy competition for his brand of comedy that combined witty observation with self-deprecating humour; incorporating tales of relationships, dealing with life in his 30s, and the situations he encounters as a man.
Praise for The Drought...
"Steven Scaffardi's first novel is absolutely hilarious and will leave every reader, male or female, laughing out loud."
Chick Lit Plus
"A pleasantly darker alternative to the offerings of Mike Gayle. All hail the arrival of Steven Scaffardi."
Ortis Deley | Television & Radio Presenter
"I laughed so much I spat my tea out!"
"The Drought is a good, entertaining read. It hits what could be a gap in the market."
David Harrison | Award-winning journalist
"WARNING - This book will make you cry... with laughter! The perfect gift for the lad in your life!"
BCF Book Review
"Witty, well-written, and pulls no punches. Scaffardi has an imaginative mind that needs to be unleashed!"
Angellica Bell | Television & Radio Presenter
The Flood is the hilarious follow-up to The Drought and will be available in January 2016.