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Sophie Hennessy

Sophie Hennessy

Dublin born and bred

Where in Dublin do you live?
East Wall
Where are you from?
Dublin 3

What are you reading right now?

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.

Tell us a bit about it:

It's a very interesting read about a woman who wants to sleep for a year in order to become someone new.

What is your favourite book of all time?

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

Tell us a bit about it:

A semi-fiction depiction of the murder of a family in mid-20th century small town America.

What book do you remember most from your childhood? And Why?

Fox in Soxs by Dr. Seuss

I loved anything Dr. Seuss when I was a kid.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

Tell us a little bit about it:

I have reread this book multiple times, it is devastating but gorgeous.

Which book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

Normal People by Sally Rooney.

Tell us a bit about:

It depicts two college students in Dublin and represents the current 20-30 generation of Dublin very well.


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