Sophie Overett

A brand new story by a prize-winning author.


Hest’s life is stagnating, until a levitating housemate arrives. Is Sam for real? Find out in this great new short story by 2020 Slinkies author, Sophie Overett about the ups and downs of shared households and modern live for 20 somethings.

Read our interview with Sophie, here.

Also available as an audio story, here.

Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer and cultural producer. Her stories have been published in Griffith Review, Going Down Swinging, Overland Online, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. She won the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize for her novel, The Rabbit, the 2018 AAWP Short Story Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for multiple awards including The Text Prize and The Richell Prize. She is one half of Lady Parts, a podcast about women’s roles in genre cinema, and is creator and producer of The Oscars Project, where she explores cinema history through 90 years of Academy Award nominees.

Additional information


Digital only



Publication Date:

1 August 2020





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