"Powell’s wry, playful tone, assured voice and unerring eye
for detail make her one to watch." -- Publishers Weekly

Sophie Powell is the author of the novel The Mushroom Man (Putnam Penguin), which explores childhood fantasies as well as messy adult truths about family relationships. The book received glowing reviews, including one from the New York Times Book Review and was translated into several languages. She has also published short stories and non-fiction in publications such as Town And Country Travel and Time Out New York.

Sophie has taught creative writing at Boston College, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Grub Street Writers and at workshops abroad.


Sophie Powell: Writer, Professor, and author of The Mushroom Man