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Hi. I’m Sophie.

I'm a writer, award-winning poet and author of the bestselling novels, The Dress and Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams, which have now been translated into Italian, French, German, Polish, Croatian and Bulgarian.

I also believe in magic.

I teach Creative Writing at Teesside University where I’m a University Teaching Fellow. This is my staff page at Teesside and you can find out more about the courses that I teach here.

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a First Class degree in English Language and I have a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex, where I researched the connections between writing and wellbeing. 

I’m also a passionate advocate for the Humanities and the importance of studying English and the creative arts in schools and at University degree-level. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get a great job or make a living for yourself in the world with an English or Creative Writing degree. I have written more about this in this article.

Representation: My work as a creative writer and author is represented by the wonderful The Blair Partnership.