Sophie Heywood is Associate Professor in French at the University of Reading (UK). She is a specialist in the history of children’s literature, publishing and archives policy in modern France. She has published in French and English on topics including Jules Verne (Modern and Contemporary France, 2013); Pippi Longstocking and the censorship of children’s books in postwar France (Itinéraires, 2016); and her monograph on the classic French children’s author the Comtesse de Ségur (1799-1874) was published by Manchester University Press in 2011. She was a STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow 2016-17, based at the Laboratoire InTRu, University of Tours (France), where she led the research project “The Children’s ‘68”.