Sofka Zinovieff was born in London, has Russian ancestry and has lived in Greece for many years. Her latest book “Putney” is an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a much older man.
“It is rare to find oneself reading so compulsively a book that promises no resolution or easy answers; I admired this combination of intellectual honesty and bravura storytelling.”
“A disturbing, well-structured, nuanced story that provides no simple answers — an important addition to an urgent, current conversation.”
“Thought-provoking and relevant, Sofka Zinovieff’s new novel “Putney” will provide plenty of book groups with fodder for discussions about female sexuality, child molestation, friendship and the #MeToo movement.”
Sofka explores Athens in a quest to understand this complex, seductive city. She visits unusual places and meets Athenians, native and adopted: singers, poets, graffiti writers, architects, journalists, chefs, historians and activists.
In conversation with authors and travellers Peter Fiennes, Julian Hoffman and Michael Vatikiotis Double Event – The Art of Being Human and Journeys To The Greeks Fri, 23 September 2022 19:00 – 22:00 EEST Capodistrias Museum – Kapodistrias Museum Evrapouli Village, Koukouritsa, 491 00 Evropouli The evening’s events will commence with award winning novelist Evie Wyld reading a new
In conversation with Amanda Craig, Sally Emerson and Richard Beard. Two Consecutive Events in a Spectacular Location: Living UNESCO and The Novel In A Time Of Crisis Thu, 22 September 2022 19:00 – 22:00 EEST Location: Palace of St. Michael and St. George 114 Kapodistriou 491 00 Kerkira About this event LIVING UNESCO Old Corfu Town
Acclaimed author and former anthropologist Sofka Zinovieff unpacks her adopted home, Athens, to help you excavate the multi-layered Greek capital. By Amanda Dardanis Want to scratch beneath the surface of a city? Who better to ask than a former anthropologist? Especially one who has spent two decades living in said city; bringing up her
Join us as we Unpack Athens in our brand new Podcast Series By Amanda Dardanis “All cities are complex but Athens has an especially tangled character—it’s both spectacularly ancient and undeniably modern.”—Sofka Zinovieff, author. Athens has more layers than a moussaka. As the city reopens to tourism again this month, we
In Greece You Don’t Choose Your Village Most Greeks have ancestral ties to villages they regularly visit. And, just like in a family, these reunions can be at once joyful and maddening. Sofka Zinovieff | June 23rd, 2020 When lockdown eased and travel outside one’s home region was permitted, we escaped the unseasonal heatwave in Athens
26 Best Travel Books That Will Take You All Around the World No plane ticket required. By Elena Nicolaou Jun 25, 2020 Sofka Zinovieff, a Brit, moves to her husband’s native Athens to raise their two daughters. From her vantage point between cultures, Zinovieff can observe Greek customs as she participates in them. Eurydice Street is the honest
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