About Zoe,

What book do you wish everyone would read and why?

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. This is my favourite book of all time. Since studying it at school when I was about 16, I’ve re-read it many times and love it now as much as I did then. It’s a heart-warming story about life in the Deep South of America in the 1930’s, the innocence of childhood and learning to stand up for what is right in the world. I think it deals with the issues of prejudice, race and hate in an original and interesting way, from a child’s point of view.

Who are your favourite authors?

Sally Rooney, Dolly Alderton and Beth O’Leary. Their writing styles allow for an easy, relaxing read, in a way that means I can’t put a book down.

Where is your favourite place to read?

Curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea, some chill music on in the background and some candles lit.

What do you love most about Nottingham?

The charming streets of Hockley and Lace Market, the hidden street art, Old Market Square, Doughnotts, the weird and wonderful people, the sound of the trams, The River Trent, the amazing people I’ve been able to meet here… the list could go on.

What career or industry do you hope to get into?

I hope to have a career in the publishing industry after I graduate, specifically as an editor. Being a French and Spanish student, I would also like to explore literary translation within publishing.

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