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Sophie Powell

Sophie Powell is the author of the novel The Mushroom Man, which has been translated into several languages, as well as several short stories and essays. Raised in London and on a sheep farm in Wales, she is a graduate of Cambridge University (BA Classics) and New York University (MFA Creative Writing, Fiction). She now teaches creative writing at Boston College and is assistant director of Abroad Writers Conferences ( You can find more of Sophie's writing at her website:

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