Internationally renowned psychological crime writer Sophie Hannah has been announced for this year’s Tipperary Reads literary Festival.
Cllr Michael Fitzgerald, the recently-elected Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, launched the festival in Thurles Library on August 13th.
Events for this year’s festival include a crime writing workshop for adults with Irish author Alex Barclay; an illustrated talk on the life & work of Agatha Christie by Christie expert John Curran; as well as several reading & discussion sessions of this year’s focus novel ‘Kind of Cruel’ with Sophie Hannah.
Sophie’s work has been published in 27 countries.
In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.
Two of Sophie’s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012.
Sophie has also published five collections of poetry.
Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK.
Most recently she has been commissioned by the Christie family to write the first new Hercule Poirot mystery ‘The Monogram Mystery’ which will be published on 9th September.
Festival organiser Lorraine Treacy says ‘that this year’s line up is sure to provide plenty to entertain the readers and writers of Tipperary.
Everyone is welcome to get involved in these free events’.
Further information can be found at www.tipperarylibraries.ie ,by phoning 0504 29720 or by calling into your local library.
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