Bookshelfie: Kristin Hannah

Season 7, Episode 4,   Apr 02, 04:00 AM

A New York Times bestselling author, Kristin Hannah’s books are beloved the world over and read by millions. Listen as she discusses the art of creating empathy with readers and the importance of putting women at the centre of stories. 

Kristin is the author of 25 novels, including historical fiction masterpiece The Nightingale, which has now sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into 45 languages. 

Kristin started her working life as a lawyer but decided to take writing seriously when she was bedridden in pregnancy and needed something to do. The decision totally changed her life. 

Her books often focus on the stories of women in history and her new title The Women - is no different. It  follows a young Army nurse during the Vietnam War whose world is turned upside down by the conflict and its legacy, and is out now.

Kristin’s book choices are:
** Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
** To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
** The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
** Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
** Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke 

Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.

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