Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sophie Hannah at A Great Good Place for Books

I know there are a lot of booksignings coming up, but I thought I'd alert you to one tomorrow (October 21) at a wonderful independent bookstore with a great mystery section: A Great Good Place For Books in Montclair Village (Oakland, CA).

Sophie Hannah, author of The Wrong Mother and Little Face, will read from her new book at 7 p.m. October 21. This past Sunday, I saw Sophie in Indianapolis at Bouchercon, and I can assure you she's a good speaker and a great reader...not to mention a talented writer and poet.

Sophie Hannah is a crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers Little Face, Hurting Distance and The Point of Rescue have sold in the UK, and are also published or about to be published in America (not all available in the U.S.), Portugal, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Germany, France, Holland, Bulgaria and Romania, with several more foreign rights deals under negotiation.

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.

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.

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, California 94611

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