Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sophie Hannah is a best-selling crime-fiction writer and poet. Her thrillers Little Face, Hurting Distance, and The Point of Rescue have sold over 200,000 copies in the U.K. Her latest thriller is The Other Half Lives.
Sophie’s fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Award, and in 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story "The Octopus Nest," which is now published in her first collection of short stories The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets.
Sophie’s poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is thirty-six and lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.