Author, broadcaster and essayist, Sophie Buchaillard writes literary historical fiction, short stories and essays on the themes of migration, identity and otherness.

Her debut novel, This Is Not Who We Are is looking for a home.

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 a wide array of jobs which all had in common to facilitate change, 

she completed an MA in Creative Writing and is now a Doctoral applicant in Creative and Critical Writing at Cardiff University.

In her critical work, Sophie explores the role of the novel as vehicle and guide to articulate change in a digital context. She is looking to get involved in projects which experiment with digital writing and ambient literature. 

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 and  you can find a selection of her writing in Anthology I: Together and Apart, published by Square Wheel Press.  

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, Olivia Laing, Zadie Smith, Tessa Hadley, Angela Carter, Elif Shafak, Stefan Zweig, Antal Szerb, Haruki Murakami, Leila Slimani, Jean Anouilh, and Gustave Flaubert.



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©2020 by Sophie Buchaillard. Photos by Piotr Skoczylas.