Who is Sophie Sparham?


New York, IBS Radio Awards 2015: Gold for Most Innovative Program, Silver for Most Creative Programme

Special Mention at Charles Parker Prize 2014 for ‘This is not a Novelty’ documentary, resulting in airplay on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Best Radio Student of 2014, Birmingham City University


Sophie Sparham is a performance poet and writer from Derby. Represented by Tom Ashton, she is currently editing her second young adult sci-fi and fantasy novel.

Her poetry mainly focuses on political and social subjects, such as depression, LGBT and women’s issues. She has performed all around the UK; including festivals such as Y Not and the Opera House Stage at Rebellion, the UK’s biggest punk festival.

Sophie’s work has appeared in the People’s History Museum in Manchester, as part of the exhibition ‘Loitering with Intent’. Last year she was featured as one of the UK Young Artists with her collection ‘Dead Air: If they won’t place us in the history books, we’ll write our own stories’. This allowed her to perform poetry in unusual places from market halls to libraries, educating people about forgotten revolutionary figures from history.


Sophie has worked at various media companies; including interning at Kerrang Radio! and The Prison Radio Association. She currently works on a freelance basis for Overtone Productions, creating and pitching ideas for BBC Radio.

Twitter: @SophieSparham