Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers are published around the world in many languages. Sophie’s fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Award, and in 2004 she won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story ‘The Octopus Nest’. She lives in West Yorkshire.  For more information visit

Her stories feature in Ideas Above Our Station and Bonne Route.