Sophie is taking part in our Virtual Diversity Panel on 6th August 2020 at 11am - more details here.
Sophie Ward is an actor and writer. She has a degree in Philosophy and Literature and is studying for her PhD at Goldsmiths on the use of narrative in philosophy of mind. She has published articles in The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Observer, the Spectator, Diva and Red magazine. Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Finding A Voice, Book of Numbers,The Spiral Path and The Gold Room. Her book, A Marriage Proposal; the importance of equal marriage and what it means for all of us was published by The Guardian short books in 2014.
In 2018, Sophie won the Royal Academy Pin Drop Award for her short story, Sunbed.
Sophie's first novel, Love and Other Thought Experiments, has just been published by Corsair, an imprint of Little Brown, and long listed for the Booker Prize.
Renowned actor and writer who is studying a Phd in the narrative in philosophy of the mind – essentially looking at how the mind works, and how it affects you, which embraces mental health as well as wider well being. Also a champion of LGBT issues and a fascinating woman who will have the audience enthralled.
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This writer and comedienne is a familiar presence on numerous programmes and is the new chair of QI, having taken over from Stephen Fry.