A discussion with students about Putney and the process of writing a novel. Tuesday 14 June 2019
Once an Anthropologist, Always an Anthropologist? With alumnus Sofka Zinovieff, journalist and writer Sofka will talk about how her studies in social anthropology have influenced her life and work. After completing a PhD on contemporary Greek identity, she became a journalist and writer with a lifelong connection to Greece, which has featured in several of
Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing as we explore provocative storytelling and two authors of contemporary literary fiction who are unafraid to push the boundaries of style and content and be bold in their writing.
Putney will be published on paperback on June the 4th, 2019.
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
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 very clear voice.” Alex Preston in The Observer “Smart and furiously gripping.”
The latest Woody Allen story is creepy, but let’s not call it criminal Sofka Zinovieff I don’t defend the film director over his alleged affair with 17-year-old Christina Engelhardt, but the realities of power and sex are complex The Guardian 20 Dec 2018 I love the #MeToo movement. As the mother of two
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 –
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