Author, broadcaster and essayist,

Sophie Buchaillard writes literary political and historical fiction, short stories and essays.

Born and raised in Paris, her estranged uncle gifted her a diary for her eighth birthday which prompted a lifetime of notebook journaling and writing. At the age of sixteen, she became the editor of her school paper, before taking a baccalaureate in Arts Subjects. 

After a twenty-year detour into policy writing and academia, bookselling, coaching, as a trustee, a CEO, and a mother,

she undertook an MA in Creative Writing in 2019. 

Now a lapsed academic, she teaches writing courses for adults.

Her debut novel, Victoria

is looking for a home.

 Sophie is also interested in writing for audio and

co-hosts  Writers on Reading,

with the author Jonathan Macho,

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

and interviews with local authors and independent publishers.

She is a  contributor to the Wales Arts Review.


You can find a selection of her writing in Square Wheel Press 

Anthology I: Together and Apart. 

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

She is influenced by authors as varied as Margaret Atwood, Siri Hustvedt, Zadie Smith, Tessa Hadley, Angela Carter, Stefan Zweig, Antal Szerb, Haruki Murakami, Hélène Cixous, Jean Anouilh, and Gustave Flaubert.


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

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©2020 by Sophie Buchaillard. Photos by Piotr Skoczylas.