Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sophie Mackintosh appointed to The Paris Writer’s Residency

The University of Kent Paris School of Arts and CultureAmerican University of Paris and the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Arts Centre) are pleased to announce that Sophie Mackintosh has been appointed to the Paris Writer’s Residency. We look forward to welcoming her to Paris to work with our students 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.

Sophie Mackintosh will be in Paris from March 18 to April 18, 2020. Alongside workshops with students from the University of Kent and American University of Paris, she will be holding a public reading at the Centre Culturel Irlandais on Thursday 2 April. We will be in touch shortly with details on how to sign up for this event. In the meantime, you can find out more about her work via the links below.




This is the third year of the Paris Writer’s Residency and previously we have welcomed Daniel Hahn and Sampurna Chattarji to Paris. The Paris School of Arts and Culture gratefully acknowledges support from the School of English and Dean for Internationalisation, University of Kent.