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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Gransnet Best Summer Reads 2018 Putney – Sofka Zinovieff (Bloomsbury Circus – £14.99) From the moment Ralph meets nine-year-old Daphne – dark, teasing, slippery as mercury – he is consumed by an obsession to make her his. But he is... Read The Rest →

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Lunches LIVE: at the Bloomsbury Institute

Sofka Zinovieff at the Bloomsbury Institute Monday, July 9th from 1pm (GMT) | Watch it live via Bloomsbury’s Facebook Page Watch live as Sofka Zinovieff joins us at Bloomsbury HQ for an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with her editor  and before Bloomsbury... Read The Rest →

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i Newspaper – Review of Putney

i Newspaper 25.05.18 Sarah Hughes   THE NOVEL THAT WILL HAVE EVERYONE TALKING   Zinovieff’s dark and disturbing novel delicately probes the lines between abuse and consent in this atmospheric, intelligent and ambiguous story about a very problematic relationship in bohemian... Read The Rest →

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Kirkus starred review – Review of Putney

Kirkus Reviews 30.05.18   A novel that interrogates the intersection of love, desire, and abuse. Ralph Boyd, a renowned avant-garde composer, is in his 70s and fighting cancer. Daphne Greenslay has emerged from a few volatile, precarious decades into middle-aged peace.... Read The Rest →

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Garden Museum Literary Festival 2018

Delighted to be speaking at the inaugural Literary Festival of London’s wonderful Garden Museum. Sunday 8th July 2018. It may sound unlikely, but I’ll discuss gardens I’ve written about in Greece, Russia, Oxfordshire and #PUTNEY Literary Festival Spotlight: Sofka Zinovieff