Sort of Books teams up with Sophie Hannah

Sort of Books teams up with Sophie Hannah

Sort of Books is publishing a collection of supernatural short stories by Sophie Hannah called The Visitors Book (October, £8.99).

Hannah has worked with Sort of Books since 2001, when she helped produce an English-language version of Tove Jansson’s children’s stories in verse. This was followed by a 2008 collection of short stories called The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets.

The new collection takes its title from one of its stories, about a visitors book in a terraced house in Walthamstow. Nat Jansz, Hannah’s editor at Sort of, describes it as “great fun, for it’s a play on snobbery and pretension.”

She added: "[Hannah] is a gift to work with. Manuscripts arrive in time, she lets you know precisely what to expect, and she’s a boon to all the sales and marketing imperatives and enthusiastically repays book trade initiatives.”