Sofka Zinovieff was born in London, has Russian ancestry and has lived in Greece for many years. Her latest book “Putney” 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.
In Greece You Don’t Choose Your Village Most Greeks have ancestral ties to villages they regularly visit. And, just like in a family, these reunions can be at once joyful and maddening. Sofka Zinovieff | June 23rd, 2020 When lockdown eased and travel outside one’s home region was permitted, we escaped the unseasonal heatwave in Athens
26 Best Travel Books That Will Take You All Around the World No plane ticket required. By Elena Nicolaou Jun 25, 2020 Sofka Zinovieff, a Brit, moves to her husband’s native Athens to raise their two daughters. From her vantage point between cultures, Zinovieff can observe Greek customs as she participates in them. Eurydice Street is the honest
Putney published by Orange Books, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 https://www.orangecenter.bg/
Why Are Greeks So Hospitable? An Anthropologist’s View Is there more to a spoon sweet than meets the eye? Anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff examines the hidden layers of meaning in Greek hospitality. By Sofka Zinovieff | February 12th, 2020 I first lived in Greece in the late 1980s as a student. I’d exchanged chilly Cambridge
Sofka Zinovieff and Emma Glass – Considering #MeToo 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Saturday 26 October Tickets £6 http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/sofka-zinovieff-and-emma-glass-confronting-metoo/ Derby Book Festival welcomes two writers whose work tackles the themes of violence, rape and sexual grooming in two brave, hard hitting novels. Putney by Sofka Zinovieff is described by The Guardian as ‘a Lolita for the age
Reading Greece | Sofka Zinovieff: “I have a strong belief in the resilience of Greeks” What does it mean to be Greek? What connects Greek and British people? How does the ancient Greek heritage weigh on contemporary Greeks? These are some of the questions that the acclaimed British author, Sofka Zinovieff, attempts to answer in her
Excellent piece on poetry and the battle for Greek independence
My latest on Greek independence in the WSJ.
The 2021 #orwellprize for Political Fiction Prize longlist range across place and time, from counterfactual fiction to apocalyptic visions of climate breakdown. These twelve novels demonstrate that politics is not just a question of the intellect, but of the imagination too.