Sophie Hannah

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  • Sophie Hannah(1971- Present Day)
    • father is the academic Norman geras and mother is the author Adele Geras
      • attended beaver road primary school and the university of manchester
    • first book of poems the hero and the girl next door published age 24
      • style often compared to the light verse of Wendy cope and the surrealism of Lewis carroll
        • poem subjects tend toward the personal, utilizing classic rhyme schemes with wit, humor and warmth
    • has published 4 previous collections of poetry
    • 2004- named one of the poetry book society next generation poets
      • her poems are studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level
    • wrote a book for children and 6 psychological crime novels
      • 1st novel little face published 2006 sold over 100,000 copies
      • 5th crime novel published 2011
    • 2008 novel was made into 2 part tv drama
      • first showing had 5.4 million views


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