Sophie van Llewyn is the author of Bottled Goods, available from Fairlight Books. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019, the People’s Book Prize. For more details about the book, click here.
Sophie also writes flash fiction, memoir, short stories, and she has recently finished a historical novel set during WW2. Her prose was published in various publications, such as The Guardian, New Delta Review, Ambit, Litro, New South Journal, Banshee, The Lonely Crowd and many others. She’s also won or been listed for a number of competitions. Sophie was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction and Best of the Net.
Sophie is represented by Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens.
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Sophie grew up in Tulcea, in south-east Romania, close to the Danube Delta. As a child, she spent her summer holidays at her grandparents’ home at the seaside, in Constanta. She started writing when she was in fifth grade, and even won a third place at a county-level short story competition. She was also editor-in-chief at her school’s newspaper. But in high school, Sophie traded writing for Chemistry, and somehow forgot for many years what a joy it brought her.
Now living in Germany, Sophie picked up her writing again while on maternity leave from her day job as a doctor. She discovered flash fiction through Ad Hoc Fiction, a weekly competition. Trying her hand at short fiction, reading it intensely, doing workshops with other gifted writers helped her improve her writing and editing techniques.
Sophie van Llewyn used to be an Assistant Editor with the literary magazine Bartleby Snopes until December 2016, when the magazine sadly closed its doors.
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