Sonia Hope is a North-East Londoner of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. She writes short stories (and occasionally creative non-fiction). The stories on this blog were written from 2015 onwards as part of the process of learning to write. Some of them have appeared in lit mags: The Nottingham Review, Flash Flood, Flight Journal and Ellipsis Zine. In 2019, The Cat by The Incredible Jimmy Smith was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Prize.

She is a Jerwood/Arvon mentee in the fiction category for 2019/20, mentored by Nicholas Royle, and is Librarian at the Archive & Library, National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

You can contact her here.

Or you can find her on Twitter, wasting time.

One year on today 16th September join us as we remember our #Windrush dead

R.I.P 🖤⚘Sarah O'Connor⚘16.09.18

‘They made me feel like I’m not British’ Having moved from 🇯🇲Jamaica 51 years ago, aged six https://t.co/xeCt6BfVrC @DavidLammy @ppvernon @JacquiMckenzie6 @DESJADDOO

This story has London & a pigeon in it. Love both.
My beautiful millennial by Tamsin Grey

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