14 – Sophie White

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel
The cover of Sophie White's novel shows the title of the book, Where I End, and complimentary quotes from authors Louise O'Neill and John Connolly. It's a dark cover, both in colour and mood. It is mainly black with what look like large bubbles, almost suggesting a claustrophobic underwater feeling

Welcome to Day 14 of our 2022 West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Sophie White.


Sophie White is a novelist, essayist 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. Her fifth book, the bestselling memoir Corpsing (Tramp Press, 2021), was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction. Her sixth book, Where I End was published to critical acclaim in October 2022. Sophie writes a weekly column ‘Nobody Tells You’ for the Sunday Independent LIFE magazine and has been nominated for numerous media awards. TV adaptations of her first two novels are in development and she co-hosts the chart-topping comedy podcasts, Mother of Pod and The Creep Dive.


Sophie is reading an extract from Where I End which was published by Tramp Press in October 2022. Today’s video unlocked on 14th December 2022 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Press the play button or click “Watch on Youtube” to watch it in full screen.



About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2022 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. We’re delighted to bring you a small selection of these authors and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books. Our selection is an attempt to show the wide range of Irish writing and in particular to focus on writers whose books we feel deserve more attention and those who were not previously featured in WCLF 2022 events. We hope that you will enjoy the chance to hear these writers reading their own work and to discover some new books for your reading piles.


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