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Sophie Overett

Sophie Overett is an Australian writer and cultural producer. Her writing has been published in journals and anthologies around the world. In 2015, she was a Queensland Literary Fellow, and her YA manuscript, Agatha Abel Meets Her Maker, was shortlisted for the Text Prize. In 2016, her novella, They Built Us Out of Buried Things, will be published by Tiny Owl Workshop, and her adult manuscript, The Rabbits, was shortlisted for The Richell Prize. She is one half of Lady Parts, a podcast about women’s roles in genre cinema, and blogs at

Oct 25, 2016

Grief and Masculinity in You’re the Worst

By Sophie Overett

Jimmy is, of course, fictional, but as a character he reflects (albeit sometimes exaggeratedly) a broader cultural problem. That we don’t know what to do with male vulnerability.