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Sophie White is a novelist, essayist and podcaster from Dublin. She also holds a First-Class Honours degree in Sculpture from NCAD. She is the author of seven books and she is currently the Arts Council Writer in Residence in DCU.
Her first four books, Recipes for a Nervous Breakdown (Gill 2016), Filter This (Hachette, 2019), Unfiltered (Hachette, 2020) and The Snag List (Hachette, 2022) have been bestsellers and award nominees. Her fifth book, the bestselling memoir Corpsing (Tramp Press, 2021), was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction.
Her sixth book, Where I End (Tramp Press, 2022) was described as “brilliantly visceral” by the Guardian and “exquisite and disturbing, brutish and beautifully crafted” by The Irish Times.
Her seventh book and fifth novel, My Hot Friend (Hachette, 2023) comes out in May.
Sophie writes a weekly column ‘Nobody Tells You’ for the Sunday Independent LIFE magazine and her journalism has been nominated for numerous media awards. TV adaptations of her first two books are in development and she co-hosts the chart-topping comedy podcasts, Mother of Pod and The Creep Dive.
For media enquiries, contact Sophie directly: email@example.com
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Where I End
My mother. At night, my mother creaks. The house creaks along with her. Through our thin shared wall, I can hear the makings of my mother gurgle through her body just like the water in the walls of the house...
Teenage Aoileann has never left the island. Her silent, bed-bound mother is a wreckage, the survivor of a private disaster no one will speak about. Aoileann desperately wants a family, and when Sarah and her three young children move to the island, Aoileann finds a focus for her relentless love.
|UK & Commonwealth||Tramp Press|
The Snag List
If you could go back and follow the road not taken...would you?
For thirty-somethings Lindy, Ailbhe and Roe, the move to new, hyper-polished, luxury housing development Monteray Valley feels like slow death by Netflix, neighbourhood WhatsApp groups and Saturday nights in. The potential for exciting new possibilities seems to be withering faster than you can say 'postnatal dryness' as the women's lives are consumed by other halves and domestic obligations.
Lindy's realising that her ambitions have been hijacked by her son's career. He's eleven.
Meanwhile, despite years of self-sabotage, Ailbhe 'has it all': a successful business, a husband, a baby. If only having it all didn't also include having a fairly colossal secret.
Then there's Roe who is busy trying for a baby - a risky business when you're not sure you want one.
Compiling a snag list to send to their builder sees the new friends contemplating their own personal snag lists - their regrets and unfulfilled dreams - and inspires a business idea that's about to see life in Monteray Valley get a lot more interesting.
Getting a second chance to carpe diem is irresistible, but can do-overs ever really work? And will revisiting past regrets threaten the lives they've made now?
|UK & Commonwealth||Hachette Ireland|
Ali and Shelly are back. But behind the filters, things are more chaotic than ever.
Ali Jones is dealing with a lot. The fallout from her ill-conceived plan to fake a pregnancy to gain new social media followers, an inbox filled with horrible messages, her ex is still ignoring her ... Oh, and she actually is pregnant. For real this time.
But as Ali debates trying to salvage her online career as a desperate step to support her baby, Queen of the Influencers Shelly Devine discovers that her mysterious stalker seems to know a shocking amount about the life not shown in her glossy aspirational content - a life Shelly wants to keep hidden.
As Ali and Shelly try to figure out how to live their lives online, they start to realise that the lines between fact and fiction are still blurry, even for them. And might they be in danger of losing the people that matter most?
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Nora Ephron meets Bram Stoker in Sophie White's vivid and ambitious literary non-fiction collection. White asks uncomfortable questions about the lived reality of womanhood in the 21st century, and the fear that must be internalised in order to find your path through it. White balances vivid storytelling with sharp-witted observations about the horrors of grief, mental illness, and the casual and sometimes hilarious cruelty of life.
|World||Darley Anderson Agency|
|UK & Commonwealth||Tramp Press|
The Glossie Influencer Awards are fast approaching and Ali Jones is hell-bent on a win and breaking through 10,000 followers on Instagram. But when Ali inadvertantly leads people to believe she's pregnant, she quickly realises that playing the 'Mummy-Influencer' card could be her ticket to Insta-success. And she's not going to let a small detail like a fake pregnancy get in her way. Even if the reappearance of Tinder Sam, who seems determined to take his role of 'baby' daddy seriously, makes things a little more complicated ...
Elsewhere on Insta, Shelly Devine, Ireland's biggest influencer (and Ali's idol) is also guarding secrets from her followers, and her husband ...
Both Ali and Shelly have decisions to make but as the night of the Glossies draws near, will they realise what's important before they lose what matters most?
|Dramatic Rights||Darley Anderson Agency|