Friday, February 25, 2011

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is the author of five internationally bestselling psychological thrillers – Little Face, Hurting Distance, The Wrong Mother, The Other Half Lives and A Room Swept White. Lasting Damage, her latest novel, is out now in the UK.

From her Q & A at the Independent:

Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/him

Tana French. Her psychological thrillers are brilliantly written but you also read on, desperate to find something out. For me, that is the winning combination.

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Which fictional character most resembles you?

Somebody in an Iris Murdoch novel who is always getting hysterically emotional and saying things that make no sense - possibly the hero of 'The Sea, The Sea'. People who know me say I do that.

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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?

At the moment, Bill Bryson, because he has made it his mission to do something about litter – and I am obsessed with litter. There should be a minimum 20-year sentence for...[read on]
Visit Sophie Hannah's website.

The Page 69 Test: Hurting Distance.

The Page 69 Test: Little Face.

My Book, The Movie: Little Face and Hurting Distance.

The Page 69 Test: The Wrong Mother.

--Marshal Zeringue