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Activities at The Grange

Dream Author with Sophie Hannah

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

When publishers talk about finding a 'dream author', they mean an author who is a dream to work with. From a writer's point of view, however, that description can and should mean something else: how to fulfil your creative dreams and make precisely the contribution that you want to make according to your own talents, needs and ideals. Internationally bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah has created this course in order to share with writers at every stage of their writing journeys everything she wishes she had known when she started out on hers. She will teach you how to become an author whose dreams come true, in a course that covers the creative, business, psychological and emotional aspects of surviving and thriving as a writer in today's world.


About Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction. Her books have sold nearly five million copies worldwide. She is published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Hannah published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a top five bestseller in more than fifteen countries. She has since published two more Poirot novels, Closed Casket and The Mystery of Three Quarters, both of which were instant Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. In 2013, her novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.  She has also published two short story collections and five collections of poetry – the fifth of which, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. Most recently, Sophie has written the book and lyrics of a murder mystery musical, The Mystery of Mr. E, and published a self-help book called How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.

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