About the Author

Author, podcaster and essayist, Sophie Buchaillard writes literary historical fiction to bring the past to life, and short stories that blend magical realism and local history to explore aspects of identity.


Her debut novel This is Not Who We Are (Seren Books) is coming out in June 2022.

Born and raised in Paris, in a diasporic family spanning four continents, Sophie has lived in Bordeaux, Salamanca, Merrill (NY) and London, finally settling in South Wales in 2001. 

When she was eight, an estranged uncle gifted her a handmade notebook which prompted her to collect family anecdotes and observation, starting a lifetime of writing. After a twenty-year career writing policy documents in a variety of roles, she has returned to fiction.

Her short stories have been published in Square Wheel Press Anthology I: Together and Apart  (2020) and Murmurations Magazine (2021). She contributes essays and book reviews to the Wales Arts Review and co-hosts a literary podcast (Twitter: @writers_reading). Her next project looks at place and memory.