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Name  Sofka Zinovieff
Role  Journalist

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Books  Red Princess: A Revolutio, Eurydice Street, The House on Paradise, The Mad Boy - Lord Berners, The history of emigratio

Education  University of Cambridge

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Dr Sofka Zinovieff (born 1961) is a British journalist and author.


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Early life

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Zinovieff was born in London. She is of Russian descent on her father's side, her grandparents having left St Petersburg for the United Kingdom shortly after the 1917 revolution. She grew up in Putney in south-west London with her mother, a psychotherapist, and her father Peter Zinovieff, founder of Britain's first synthesizer manufacturer, Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd. She attended Cambridge University and later gained a PhD.


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Zinovieff has worked as a journalist and book reviewer for various British publications, and is the author of "Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens" and "Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life," both published by Granta. "Eurydice Street" is an account of her first year living in Athens and "Red Princess" is a biography of her Russian grandmother.


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  • Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens (2004). ISBN 1-86207-750-9 ISBN 978-1-86207-750-8
  • Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life (2007). ISBN 1-86207-919-6 ISBN 978-1-86207-919-9 - A book on the life of her grandmother - Sofka Dolgorouky
  • The House on Paradise Street (2012). ISBN 978-1-907595-69-1
  • The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me (2014). ISBN 978-0-22409-659-1
  • Personal life

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    Since 2001 Zinovieff has been living in Greece with her Greek husband, Vassilis Papadimitriou who works for the government, and their two daughters.


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