The Muse Letter is a weekly newsletter arriving in your inbox every Sunday morning.

Bringing you personal essays about the meanderings of life.

About the author:

Sophia Hembeck is a writer based in Edinburgh. Originally from Germany she is writing in English and German. She has studied playwriting at the University of Arts in Berlin. Her first book of essays “Things I Have Noticed” was published 2020. You can order a copy here.


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