Monday November 30, 2020

Tana French: The mystery woman

Crime bestseller French puts everything she wants to share with fans within the pages of her novels, writes Nadine O’Regan

6th November, 2016
Tana French: her formula as a novelist is never to lose sight of her characters’ complexities Pic: Bryan Meade

‘I always have to look intense and mysterious. I’m not particularly intense and mysterious, but I have cheekbones, so I’m okay. It must be worse being one of the chick-lit writers. They’re always expected to look perky.”

In a coffee shop in Dublin’s Ringsend, Irish crime writer Tana French is describing, with a wry chuckle, how she felt about having her picture taken by The Sunday Business...

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