Sophie Hannah has published five collections of poetry. Her fifth Pessimism for Beginners was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Award in 2007. She also writes internationally successful psychological crime thrillers. She lives with her husband and children in Cambridge.
Sophie Hannah is among the best at comprehending in rhyming verse the indignity of having a body and the nobility of having a heart Guardian The brightest young star in British poetry Independent A shrewd and accurate observer of the world around her, and of her own life, she is often very funny The Oldie