Welcome to The Last Giant, website of Sophie Green, writer of children’s fiction, short stories and comedy.

For more information please click on the links above where you can find out more about me; read some of my work; explore the facts, myths and history behind some of my stories and check out some of my own writing heroes and influences.


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl

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I’m a children's writer and librarian, with a degree in Zoology and an interest in folklore.

My first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2011, and my second, Potkin and Stubbs, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. My short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014.

Potkin and Stubbs is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019.

Writers who have inspired me include: Philip Reeve, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, and Dashiell Hammett. My favourite film is Ghostbusters.

I am represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, contact details are on the back page.


Latest News

March 2018 'Potkin and Stubbs' is to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019

January 2017 'Potkin and Stubbs (Deceased)' shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award

May 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' long listed for BBC Opening Lines 2015

March 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' 2nd Prize Winner (2500 word category) Words with Jam Bigger Short Story Competition 2014

The prize-winners anthology 'An Earthless Melting Pot' is available to buy here

August 2013 'The Boy' long-listed for the Words with Jam First Page Competition

Read it here

May 2013 interview

Feb 2013 Short Story 'The Disappearance of Henry Sullivan' long-listed for BBC Opening Lines

Read it here

October 2012 Short story ‘Foundling’ awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Bridport Prize

Read it here

Copies of the Winners Anthology are available to buy at

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January 2011 ‘The Last Giant’ short-listed for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.

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Feature Article: East Anglian Daily Times, 4th April 2011.

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Represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency


Website design and production by Nick Smith

Original illustrations by Francesca Armour-Chelu

Author photographs by Kellie Dimmock

Additional images by Graham Felce

Text by Sophie Green (unless otherwise stated)

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