A native of South Africa, Sophie Jaff is the author of LOVE IS RED, Book One in the Nightsong Trilogy (HarperCollins May 2015), which was recently favorably reviewed by the New York Times. She is an alumna of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. She was the bookwriter/lyricist for the children’s musical A SHELTER IN OUR CAR, which the New York Times called a “poignant, sensitively written and buoyant show” and was subsequently published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Sophie’s children’s book THE ADVENTURES OF LULA THE DISCONTENTED COW was published in 2005. Other work includes ERIKA’S WALL, NOT THAT WE’RE BITTER, EVERYTHING and STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM which won the Frederick Loewe Foundation Grant. Her work has been performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, The Duplex, The Gershwin, and Goodspeed Musicals. She lives in New York City with her husband and their dog Noodle. Sophie is represented by Alexandra Machinist of ICM Partners and Josie Freedman of ICM Partners.
A Shelter in Our Car
Story of an African Farm