Sarah Hilary

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Sarah Hilary

Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. She now lives in Bath, where she writes copy for a travel publisher. Her debut novel Someone Else’s Skin was a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller and won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the year in 2015. The best advice Sarah ever read was in a butcher's shop: 'Please do not sit children on the bacon slicer. We are getting a little behind in our orders.'


Interviewed 23 April 2016

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Most fun I’ve ever had while working my socks off.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Books, books and more books. Cat. Mockingly empty screen where current manuscript is taking shape. Random cushion with red birds. DVD boxed sets whispering my name. Empty coffee cups, pencils and paper.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Buttered crumpets and frothy coffee.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Norman Reedus, Patricia Highsmith, Sofia Helin, Max Beerbohm, Sergei Polunin, Dorothy Parker, Arthur Miller.

Six things you can't live without ...

Coffee, Macbook Air, friends, cheese, Paris, family.

Five favourite words ...

Free gin and tonic anyone?

Four places you'd run away to ...

Malmö, Snowdonia, Mr B’s bookshop, bed.

Three books you've bought recently ...

Abandoned Places by Richard Happer.
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood.
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson.

Two things that make you rant ...

Intolerance. Errant apostrophes.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Toughen up, you’re in this for the long haul.