Happiness, A Mystery

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text
Photograph of a tablet standing on a green cabinet next to two houseplants and a book. The book has a bright orange cover with an illustration of a key and white label. The book titles appear on the key's label in black text  "Happiness, A Mystery & 66 attempts to solve it" by "Sophie Hannah". A photographic portrait of Sophie Hannah is on the tablet screen with video call icons "People", "Chat" and a red telephone icon.
Library Insights: Happiness, a Mystery with Sophie Hannah. Photo: Kathleen Arundell. Portrait of Sophie Hannah © Onur Pinar.

What you’ll do

Join celebrated crime writer Sophie Hannah in this online event unravelling the mystery of happiness.

Sophie will discuss her new book and how she has used her decades of experience in crime writing and observations from her own life to scrutinise and solve the clues that lead to happiness.

Sophie Hannah’s book ‘Happiness, A Mystery And 66 Attempts to Solve It’ was published by Wellcome Collection on 24 September 2020.

This event will be live-streamed on Wellcome Collection’s YouTube channel and available to watch afterwards. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.   

You will be able to comment and ask questions live online using YouTube Live Chat and via Slido during the event. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.   

About your speaker

Photograph of Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in 49 languages and 51 territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. She has published two short-story collections and five collections of poetry.



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Guaranteed (online)

Booking a ticket guarantees you entry to the online event. You will be given joining instructions in your confirmation email. If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription which may be useful for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or neurodiverse. The text will be embedded in the event video window and ticketholders will also receive a link to open subtitles in a separate window.

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