Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet and novelist who regularly performs her work both in the U.K. and abroad. A Room Swept White, her fifth psychological crime novel, is out this month in the U.K. The Wrong Mother was released in the U.S. in September 2009.
From her Q & A with the Independent:
Choose a favourite author, and say why you like her/himRead the complete interview.
I've got lots of favourite authors but I would say Nicci French because I look more forward to reading her next new book than any other author.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Emma Woodhouse, from Jane Austen's Emma. She is nosy and bossy, and it has been said that I might be either or both.
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Although I know he would hate to be considered a hero, I would say Eckhart Tolle, who wrote The Power of Now, which I think is one of the most brilliant books ever.
The Page 69 Test: Hurting Distance.
The Page 69 Test: Little Face.
My Book, The Movie: Little Face and Hurting Distance.