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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INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE Sofka Zinovieff and Tessa Hadley will be appearing with Juliet Nicolson     Sofka Zinovieff’s novel Putney is a contemporary Lolita. Its subject is sexual obsession, revolving around an abusive relationship, unacknowledged for forty years, between a grown man and a young... Read The Rest →

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Putney chosen as a Best Book of the Year 2018

Andrew Marr in the New Statesman I “hugely enjoyed Putney by Sofka Zinovieff, about sexual obsession in the freethinking 1970s, and the anti-paedophilia world of today. It is beautifully written and genuinely shocking; it’s as if Nabokov had given Lolita eyes and a... Read The Rest →

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Gliterary Lunch, Glasgow 29.11.18

Gliterary Lunches 29th November 2018 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Principal Grand Central, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF Speakers:  Sarah Vaughan & Sofka Zinovieff     Putney by Sofka Zinovieff The Author Sofka Zinovieff studied at Cambridge, then lived... Read The Rest →