Sophie Hannah

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‘Grudges can be good, and we should hold onto some of them.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Have you ever held a grudge for years? (Unrelated but are you a Scorpio by any chance?) Grudges can be good, actually, and we should hold onto some of(...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

‘Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” Edmund Wilson asked in the New Yorker in 1945. Taking its title from Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? , an Agatha Chris(...)

John Montague: one of Ireland’s most internationally recognised poets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

To mark Poetry Day Ireland, a country-wide celebration of poetry on Thursday May 7th, The Irish Times is publishing Bird Boy, a new poem by John Mon(...)

Ireland’s most borrowed: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, now also a hit film with  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck

What do a disappearing wife, the driver theory test and a lot of wimpy kids have in common? They are among the subjects covered by Ireland’s most b(...)

Sophie Hannah: does full justice to Agatha Christie’s intricate plotting

There’s no rest for the wicked, they say, but lately it has been those fictional heroes whose job it is to bring the wicked to justice – James Bond, S(...)

David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, who is set to be revived by crime writer Sophie Hannah

When I was about six years old I became intensely jealous of A.A Milne. He had invented Tigger and Roo, so I couldn’t write stories about them myself.(...)