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Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster and cultural producer. Her stories have been published in Griffith Review,Going Down Swinging,Overland,The Sleepers Almanac,and elsewhere. She won the 2018 AAWP Short Story Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Text Prize and the Richell Prize. She’s passionate about storytelling in all of its forms, but particularly stories for the page and the screen. She writes across genres and formats, with a focus on magical realism, literary fiction and horror. The Rabbits, her debut novel, is the winner of the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize, and her first screenplay, All the Little Fishes,has been optioned by Cathartic Pictures. For more information, visit sophieoverett.com.

Books by Sophie Overett

The Rabbits

From the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize and the Kathleen Mitchell Award.
A multigenerational family story with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we make in the places we least expect.

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