Sophie Hardcastle

Hardcastle 3 photographer Charlie Ford(1)

Sophie Hardcastle was born in 1993. She is an Australian author, artist, screenwriter and scholar, based in Oxford, England. In 2018, she was one of the first two Australians to work as a Provost’s Scholar in English literature at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Below Deck (Allen & Unwin, 2020), Breathing Under Water’= (Hachette, 2016) and Running Like China (Hachette, 2015). Sophie is the co-creator, co-writer and co-director of the Australian online series Cloudy River.

Image credit: Charlie Ford


Where the voices aren’t

MemoirIN 2018, THE University of Oxford ran an essay competition that asked, ‘Are Men (Still) Beasts?’ Students were prompted to respond to an early twentieth-century essay, ‘Aren’t Men Beasts’, by feminist author Rebecca West. They were also asked, in...

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