Join bestselling author Sophie White In Conversation with Emer McLysaght on Monday 28th November at Chapters Bookstore, Parnell Street.

Sophie White is a writer and podcaster from Dublin. 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, and have been described by Marian Keyes as ‘such fun – gas, clever stuff’, by Louise O’Neill as ‘compulsively readable’. Her fifth book, the bestselling memoir Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows (Tramp Press, 2021), was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction. Her latest book, Where I End was published this year by Tramp Press and is a horror story about being bound by the blood knot of family. 

Sophie writes a weekly column ‘Nobody Tells You’ for the Sunday Independent LIFE magazine and she has been nominated for Journalist of the Year at the Irish Magazine Awards, Columnist of the Year at the Irish Newspaper Awards and for a Special Recognition Award at the Headline Mental Health Media Awards. TV adaptations of her first two novels are in development and she is co-host of the chart-topping comedy podcasts Mother of Pod and The Creep Dive.

With more than ten years' experience in broadcasting and journalism, Co Kildare native Emer McLysaght wasn't sure if she'd ever get around to writing that book. However, 2017 found her with bestselling novel Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling under her belt, co-authored with long-time friend and collaborator Sarah Breen. The second book in the Aisling series The Importance of Being Aisling, was published in 2018, and the third Once Twice Three Times an Aisling was published in 2019. Both titles won the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in back-to-back years.

Emer lives in Dublin and has somehow ended up with three cats.

This event is proudly supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme.