I'm a London-based staff writer at The Atlantic where I cover TV, books, pop culture, and entertainment. I was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. A collection of my selected writing is available here. I'm also working on a new book for Penguin Press, which you can read about here.
Things people have said about me:
"Finally! A woman." George Hamilton.
"Listen, Sophie, You might be underpaid, untalented (clearly, reading this piece), overworked journalist living in an not-so-great neighborhood that reflects your position in life but don't try to drag Taylor Swift into your misery." Million Dollar Listing New York's Ryan Serhant.
"An aesthetic critic with an eye for detail and telling anecdotes, Sophie Gilbert's voice is distinctive and powerful. From her choice of topic to her choice of perspective, she inspires thought and the reappraisal of artistic truisms." City and Regional Magazine Award judges.
"Bring[s] clarity and insight to questions concerning gender norms, feminism, and popular culture." Pulitzer Prize judges.