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


View All →

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.

Photo by George Vdokakis

Latest Books View All →


Latest Updates

Post Thumbnail

The Literary Sofa – Review of Putney

Isabel Costello July 18 2018   My support for authors taking risks with controversial subjects, mentioned in the intro, is in the context of people being free to choose what (or what not) to read.  I chose to read Putney, but I can’t... Read The Rest →

Post Thumbnail

Daily Telegraph – Review of Putney

Allison Pearson 15 July 2018 The story of an older man’s transgressive relationship with a child – among the hottest books of this blazing summer

Post Thumbnail

Vogue – Review of Putney

Laura Bailey 9 July 2018   Putney by Sofka Zinovieff. I read this greedily over the course of a day – in a rush-hour taxi, in the brief exhalation between extra time and penalties, and in bed beside my kids with a... Read The Rest →

Post Thumbnail

The Spectator – Review of Putney

Philip Womack 19 July 2018   Sofka Zinovieff’s new novel, Putney, is an involving, beautifully written, and subtle account of an affair in the 1970s between Ralph, a composer in his thirties, and Daphne, a young girl, who is nine when she... Read The Rest →

Post Thumbnail

The Observer – Review of Putney

Natasha Tripney Mon 16 Jul 2018    The first time Ralph sets eyes on Daphne he’s attracted to her. He intrigues her too; she’s delighted that this idiosyncratic, charming acquaintance of her father’s, a talented composer, seems so intensely interested in... Read The Rest →