Sonia Hope is a North-East Londoner of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. Her short fiction has featured in magazines and anthologies, including Ambit, King Ludd’s Rag, Best British Short Stories 2020, and the ninth Jerwood Arvon anthology, The Untangling.

She was a Jerwood/Arvon mentee in the fiction category for 2019/20, and in 2019 her story The Cat by The Incredible Jimmy Smith was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize.

In 2022 she was the recipient of the Novel Studio Scholarship at City, University of London, and was one of three winners of the Novel Studio Literary Agents competition in 2023.

In 2024 she was selected as one of the cohort for the Pan MacMillan/Black British Book Festival Writers on the Rise programme.

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