Collection: BC MS 20c Hannah: Sophie Hannah Archive

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Title: Sophie Hannah Archive

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Hannah

Creator(s): Hannah, Sophie (1971-)

Date: 1981 - 2015

Main language: English

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8818 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

The literary archive of Sophie Hannah, documenting her work as both a poet and novelist. The collection includes a strong set of juvenilia, and consistently covers her work as a writer up to 2015.

The archive primarily comprises annotated manuscript and typescript drafts, related correspondence, notebooks and promotional material.

Additional printed books and audiovisual material are shelved with the collection. These comprise copies of Hannah's own works, primarily in translation.

Administrative or biographical history

Sophie Hannah (neé Geras), poet and novelist, was born in 1971 in Manchester. She was educated at the University of Manchester and published her first book of poems, 'The Hero and the Girl Next Door', at the age of 24 in 1995. Her first novel, Little Face, was published in 2006.

Hannah is best known for her crime fiction, which, as of 2017 had been published in 32 languages and 51 territories. Her books include Little Face (Hodder & Stoughton, 2006); Hurting Distance (Hodder, 2007);
The Point of Rescue (Hodder, 2008); The Other Half Lives (Hodder, 2009); A Room Swept White (Hodder, 2010); Lasting Damage (Hodder, 2011); Kind of Cruel (Hodder, 2012); The Carrier (Hodder, 2013); The Orphan Choir (Hammer, 2013); The Telling Error (Hodder, 2014); The Monogram Murders (2014); A Game for All the Family (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015); The Narrow Bed (Hodder, 2016) and Closed Casket (2016)

Hannah has also published five books of poetry, and several short story collections.

Provenance

The archive was acquired directly from Sophie Hannah in two separate acquisitions in 2009 and 2015.

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