An Afternoon with Sophie Hannah on contemporary crime fiction (Cultural July programme)
Co-organised by the British Council, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Time: 14.30 - 15.30
Venue: Room N101, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Speaker: Sophie Hannah (United Kingdom)
Conducted in English
Free admission, register HERE
What makes a crime novel successful? Critically acclaimed as ‘the Queen of modern crime fiction’, Sophie Hannah will take the audience on an imaginative journey from the British ‘Golden Age’ to the contemporary world of crime fiction. Sophie will also share snippets from her new Hercule Poirot mysteries and discuss what makes great crime fiction.
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About the 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. 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.