About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Sophie Nussle and I’m a writer.  I’ve been trying to avoid writing for years and doing proper jobs, but the seductive muse keeps drawing me back…I write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and try my hand (in the deep secret of my computer, as I hone the skill) at screenwriting. Most of all, I enjoy stories – hearing them, telling them, writing them. If you have a good story to tell, the likelihood is I will love it too.

I like and read all sorts of fiction, but I have a sneaking preference for the magic realist, the picaresque, the contemplative, the exploratory. Having worked through several wars and civil crises as a humanitarian, I also like stories set in times of crisis and war exploring how we humans face up to such extremes – I loved books such as Half of the Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh and The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. My influences go from Borges, Marquez, Calvino and Chekov to Proust, Kafka, Woolf, Rushdie, Gaiman and Oziek. I also love a good murder mystery and thriller and over the past two years, have plunged head first into science-fi and speculative fiction.

I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. If you read this, why not introduce yourself and tell me a bit about what makes your life worthwhile, what you love, and especially, what you love to read? If you have a website of your own, feel free to place a link here.  If you feel like it, comments on any piece I’ve placed on this website are welcome.

3 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Sophie, I was introduced to your blog by CC Cairns. I also have humanitarian interests that I express at gottafindahome.wordpress.com. I chronicle daily conversations with the homeless. My intention is to publish these as a book to give a voice to these friends who are nearly invisible to the general public. I will continue reading your posts. ~ Dennis

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