Leeds University Library

Sophie Hannah: Agatha, Poirot and Me

Published Tuesday 2 February 2016

Sophie Hannah author and poet

Join the bestselling author on 23 Feb to hear why she wrote a new Poirot mystery

The Library is delighted to welcome the award winning author and poet Sophie Hannah to campus. Sophie will deliver the first Chris Sheppard Lecture on Tuesday 23 February in the University's Clothworkers' Centenary Hall.

Book your free ticket for Agatha, Poirot and Me

With the blessing of the Agatha Christie estate, Sophie Hannah wrote a new mystery starring the famous detective Hercule Poirot, called The Monogram Murders. The book was an international success, with a top five position in the book charts in more than fifteen countries. Her next book, Closed Casket, is also a Poirot novel.

Agatha, Poirot and Me will examine Sophie's work to continue the Poirot story. She will explore the continuation novel as a cultural phenomenon and reflect on how much her writing was already continuing Agatha Christie's creative project, even before the Poirot book was written.

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages. Her novel The Carrier was awarded Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of her crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, were adapted for television for the ITV series Case Sensitive. Her poetry is widely studied at GCSE, A-Level and degree level across the UK.

Book your free ticket for Agatha, Poirot and Me

Event details:

Agatha, Poirot and Me

The first Chris Sheppard Lecture, by Sophie Hannah

When: Tuesday 23 February, 5.30-6.30pm

Where: Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

Cost: Admission free, but please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Photograph by Philippa Gedge, used with permission.