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 adolescent.   Tessa Hadley’s novel Late in the Day explores the impact of loss on a group of long-standing friends. Old entanglements and grievances are brought to the surface as the past is re-examined.   Both books raise questions about the shifting sands of morality as buried secrets are exhumed in... Read The Rest →

Talk at The Hellenic Centre, London:‘Three Anglo-Greek families: three books’

Tuesday 2 April 2019, 7 pm The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS     Sofka will speak to The Anglo-Hellenic League about the Anglo-Greek lives of the families described in three of her books: two fictional, Putney (2018) and The House on Paradise Street (2012), and one autobiographical, Eurydice Street:  A Place in Athens (2004).   Free entry; booking essential – reserve your place by sending an e-mail specifying how many seats you would like to  

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 in Greece and Moscow. She is the acclaimed author of three works of nonfiction, Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens, Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life and The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me, and one previous novel, The House on Paradise Street. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Financial... Read The Rest →


The Vancouver Writers Fest 2018 Festival: October 15-21      The Interviews with Mark Medley Friday, Oct. 19 at 1pm, Performance Works The Globe and Mail’s former Books and current Opinions editor leads a thrilling triple-bill of one-on-one interviews with an international panel of three stalwart fiction writer. Craig Davidson, Iain Reid & Sofka Zinovieff.   The Afternoon Tea (readings): Sunday, October 21, 3.30 pm Rawi Hage, Alix Hawley, Emma Hooper, Rabrindranath Μaharaj, Melanie Raabe, Sofka Zinovieff  


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

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 twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the bohemian abandon of 1970s London their fast-burgeoning relationship must be kept a secret. It is not until years later that Daphne is forced to confront the truth of her own childhood – and an act of violence that... Read The Rest →

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 staff about the writing, research and imagination that went into creating her bold and thought-provoking novel, Putney.   Register here for reminders >>     “The ultimate taboo brought to life in a way that’s thrillingly disturbing and evocative. I couldn’t leave it” – Mary Portas   “I read... Read The Rest →

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

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