Sophie Hardcastle is an author, artist, screenwriter and scholar. In 2018, she was one of the first two Australians to work as a Provost's Scholar at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Below Deck, Breathing Under Water and Running Like China. Sophie is the co-creator, co-writer and co-director of the Australian online series, Cloudy River. Australian born, she now lives in Oxford, England.