Sophie Mackintosh’s ‘Blue Ticket’ is a devastating enquiry into free will
and the fraught space of motherhood.

Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies.

Sophie Mackintosh was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her
fiction, essays and poetry have been published by The New York Times, Granta, The White Review and The Stinging Fly, among others. Her short story ‘Grace’ was the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story ‘The Running Ones’ won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. Sophie’s debut novel ‘The Water Cure’ was published to critical acclaim in 2018 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.