Sophie Dahl is the best-selling author of four books for adults and two books for children and is a writer for two BBC TWO prime-time shows.
Her debut, the illustrated novella The Man With the Dancing Eyes, was published by Bloomsbury in 2003. This was followed by her novel Playing With the Grown-Ups in 2007.
A devoted home cook, her memoir of food, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood, and Appetite, was published by Harper Collins in 2009. The BBC TWO series The Delicious Miss Dahl, based on recipes and stories from the book, aired the following year. In 2011, she wrote and presented a BBC TWO social history documentary about the Victorian domestic adviser Isabella Beeton, and her second cookbook, From Season to Season: A Year in Recipes, was published by Harper Collins.
Sophie’s first book for children, Madame Badobedah, was published by Walker Books in October 2019, followed by The Worst Sleepover in The World in November 2021. Madame Badobedah was nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal, received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and was selected as a 2019 Best Children’s Book by both the Guardian and the Sunday Times (London).
Sophie Dahl has written nonfiction essays for Vogue, British Vogue, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Sunday Times (London). She has judged the Women’s Prize for Fiction and British Vogue’s Young Talent Contest. She is a contributing editor and columnist at House & Garden magazine and an ambassador at Place2Be, a charity that provides mental health support and advocacy in schools across the UK.
Sophie Dahl lives in the English countryside with her husband, two daughters, rescue dog, cats, and tortoise. When she was five she won an award for being her swimming class’s, “Most enthusiastic swimmer.”