Sophie Buchaillard is a literary writer, broadcaster and essayist born and raised in Paris.

When she was eight, her estranged uncle gifted her a diary which prompted a lifetime of notebook journaling and essay writing. At the age of sixteen, she became the editor of her school paper, before taking a baccalaureate in Arts Subjects.

A lapsed academic, and political strategist, Sophie left full-time employment in 2019 to undertake an MA in Creative Writing, exploring the effect of dehumanisation in the creation of the 'other'.

This forms the basis of her debut novel, Victoria (in progress).

 

Sophie has lived in Paris, Bordeaux, Salamanca and London, finally settling in South Wales in 2001. 

She is influenced by authors as varied as Carole Maso, Virginia Woolf, Angela Carter, Stefan Zweig, Haruki Murakami, Hélène Cixous, Joseph Conrad, Jack London and Gustave Flaubert.

 

Her short story and essay writing explore a distorted view of communities, witnessed from the perspective of the 'outsider looking in', through historical fiction, horror and non-fiction.  

Square Wheel Press recently published two of her stories. 

 

She is a contributor to the Wales Arts Review, 

member of the Welsh Writers' Group A Zoom of Our Own

and an Associate Member of the Society of Authors. 

She also co-hosts Writers on Reading on Penarth Sounds radio,

with the author Jonathan Macho,

a weekly show bringing reviews and recommendations on book they enjoyed reading,

and interviews with local authors about recent or impending releases.

In the past, Sophie has reviewed for the Guardian First Book Award long list

 

 

"If you like my work, you can support me on Ko-Fi."

Sophie is seeking representation.

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©2020 by Sophie Buchaillard. Photos by Piotr Skoczylas.