The festival programme
Saturday 25 May
Venue: Priory Church, Church Gate, Deeping St James, Peterborough PE6 8NP
(Tickets include a glass of cordial and shortbread biscuit)
‘Sophie Hannah: My Life as a Writer’
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Her latest Poirot novel The Mystery of Three Quarters was published in 2018. Her non-fiction work How to Hold a Grudge was also published in 2018.
Sophie’s novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.