A poetry night with Sophie Hannah
Co-organised by the British Council and Hong Kong Writers Circle
Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Time: 19.30 - 20.30
Venue: British Council, Room 401-2, 4/F., 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Speaker: Sophie Hannah (United Kingdom)
Moderator: SCC Overton
Conducted in English
Free admission. Register HERE
Poetry reading and conversation with Sophie Hannah: internationally acclaimed novelist and one of Britain's best-loved poets. Sophie will read from her collection ‘Marrying the Ugly Millionaire’ – a droll yet disarming exploration of modern marriage and everyday experiences – and will talk about her life and inspiration when writing in the space between poetry and crime fiction. Sophie will be in conversation with SCC Overton of Hong Kong Writers Circle.
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About the Writer and Moderator
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.
SCC Overton is chair of the Hong Kong Writers Circle, where he oversees the group's activities and supports the editors of the annual anthology. He has edited several previous collections himself. He also produces the HKWC podcast, where he interviews authors and publishers from the Hong Kong literary scene. He writes science fiction and – more recently – produces video essays and other content for YouTube. He has lived in Hong Kong since 2008.
About Hong Kong Writers Circle
For almost 25 years, the Hong Kong Writers Circle has been a stalwart of Hong Kong’s literary scene, creating an environment in which writers develop their skills and hone their craft, while increasing their knowledge of the publishing industry with the support of the peers. Our members come from all corners of the globe and range from published professionals to the aspiring amateur. Our aim is to provide a career path for developing writers through our workshops, our critique groups, our annual anthologies and our network.