Sophie Hannah is a British poet and novelist.
Sophie is an internationally best selling crime author. In our Q&A she tells Simon and Matt about her favourite authors which include Agatha Christie, Samantha Downing and Howard Jacobson  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In Sophie Hannah's latest thriller Beth sees some old friends...but "twelve years have passed and the children don't look any older...why haven't they grown?"Sophie is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries.In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. Sophie has recently helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and Course Director.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode Dr Laura-Jane Foley meets the internationally best-selling author Sophie Hannah. Sophie discusses a painting entitled ‘Esbjorn Doing His Homework’ (1912) by Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853 -1919). Sophie also reveals her unusual fascination with paintings which feature a red chair. To comment on the show please write to @laurajanefoley on Twitter and use the hashtag #MyFavouriteWorkOfArt Presented and produced by Dr Laura-Jane FoleyRecorded and edited at Wisebuddah, LondonTitle Music - 'Blue' from Colours by Dimitri Scarlato  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In one of two Sunday Chops today, we talk to author Sophie Hannah about her book - now also a podcast - How To Hold A Grudge and why she thinks "letting it go" isn't always the best way forward. She also tells us about her next Poirot novel and her new project to help authors "get out of their own way". Tuck in!  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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2 hours, 4 minutes
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