Sofka Zinovieff

Sofka Zinovieff

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Sofka Zinovieff was born in London, has Russian ancestry and is attached to Greece. She is the acclaimed author of three works of non-fiction: "Eurydice Street", "Red Princess", and "The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me" (a New York Times Editors’ Choice 2015). She has written two novels, "The House on Paradise Street" and her latest book, "Putney" - an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a much older man. It was a Best Book of The Year in The Observer, The Spectator and The New Statesman "Athens Unpacked" is her documentary podcast series about Athens. Website Praise for "Putney": “It is rare to find oneself reading so compulsively a book that promises no resolution or easy answers; I admired this combination of intellectual honesty and bravura storytelling.” The Guardian “A disturbing, well-structured, nuanced story that provides no simple answers — an important addition to an urgent, current conversation. The Financial Times “Certain books worm their way into your soul, grabbing you from the opening paragraph and holding you in their grip until the final page has been turned.” The i newspaper "A Lolita for the age of #MeToo … It delves deep into the discussions surrounding consent and abuse of power. She has written a contemporary Lolita in which the rules of engagement have changed, women are speaking out about the ways they have been misused and the Humbert Humberts face prosecution and disgrace.” The Observer Zinovieff's dark and disturbing novel delicately probes the lines between abuse and consent in this atmospheric, intelligent and ambiguous story (i, 30 best books to take on holiday in summer 2018) “Thought-provoking and relevant, Sofka Zinovieff’s new novel “Putney” will provide plenty of book groups with fodder for discussions about female sexuality, child molestation, friendship and the #MeToo movement.” Washington Post This is a really important book. I loved it. Thought provoking, emotionally complex, and tackling the topic of the day - the blurred area between consent and abuse (Esther Freud)
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