Sofka Zinovieff's latest book is Putney (Out July 2018).


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Sofka Zinovieff was born in London, has Russian ancestry and has lived in Greece for many years. Her latest book is an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a much older man.

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The Guardian – Review of Putney

Sarah Moss Sat 11 Aug 2018   Walking calmly into the storm of child sexual abuse A 40-year time frame, a large cast and shifting points of view bring nuance to this accomplished novel about consent, control and the transition to... Read The Rest →

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Financial Times – Review of Putney

Zoe Apostolides July 27 2018   Putney by Sofka Zinovieff — bridge of sighs A man’s obsession with a young girl is recollected by both sides in a modern telling of ‘Lolita’     The front cover of Sofka Zinovieff’s second... Read The Rest →

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Author talk Thursday 6th September 6.30-7.45pm Putney Library 5-7 Disraeli Road SW15 2DR