Born in Indonesia of French parents, who are themselves of mixed ethnicity: Basque, Spanish, Portuguese and French-Canadian as well as French, Dr Sophie Masson AM was brought up in France and Australia and now lives in regional NSW.
Sophie is the award-winning author of over 70 books, for children, young adults and adults, many of which have been published internationally. She is also a founding partner and publishing director of acclaimed small publisher, Christmas Press, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023.
Sophie holds a PhD in Creative Practice from the University of New England and in 2019 she received an AM award in the Order of Australia honours list for her significant service to literature.
A former chair of the ASA, Sophie is the current Chair of the New England Writers’ Centre and current President of the Small Press Network.