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Sophie Mackintosh Appointed as Paris Writer in Residence

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Writer-in-Residency.jpgThe American University of Paris, the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture and the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Arts Center) are pleased to announce that Sophie Mackintosh has been appointed to the third Paris Writer’s Residency. We look forward to welcoming her to the French capital to work with students at both our universities and to join our community of writers.

Sophie Mackintosh is a writer from Wales, currently based in London. Her debut novel, The Water Cure, was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker prize, shortlisted for the Collyer Bristow prize, and won a Betty Trask award. In 2016 she won The White Review short story prize, and her fiction, essays and poetry have been published by the New York Times, Granta, and the Stinging Fly, among others. Her next novel, Blue Ticket, will be published in May 2020 by Hamish Hamilton and June 2020 by Doubleday.