Pony Castle

Sofia Banzhaf


Darkness is snaking its way through the characters in Pony Castle. Bad things are happening to good people. Winner of the inaugural Metatron Prize for Rising Authors (2015), Sofia Banzhaf’s debut novella is enthralling, like staring into the dark and seeing a prism.


Sofia Banzhaf is a Canadian writer, actress, and filmmaker from Newfoundland and Labrador.



48 pages


First edition, second printing

Cover art | Flora Hammond

ISBN | 978-0-9939464-4-8

Fall 2015





Advance Praise


“[Banzhaf] writes like heaven, and it’s a drug I badly want. Wolf down Pony Castle, then eat every last sweet, singing crumb.”

- Lynn Crosbie, poet and novelist



“Sofia Banzhaf creates a captivating world where nothing is free and anything can happen.”

- Chelsea Hodson, author of Pity the Animal



Pony Castle reads like a line of crushed pill up the nose: a quick breath in and then the rush. Banzhaf’s writing is a straight chute to the most depraved of human behaviors, but within this brutal world, she finds grace and humanity.”

- Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star









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