Saturday, 9 June 2018

Mick Herron, the UK’s new spy master at Greenwich Book Festival

Mick Herron has been hailed as ‘difficult to overpraise’ (The Telegraph), ‘the best thriller writer in Britain today’ (the Express), and ‘The greatest comic writer of spy fiction in the English language’ (The Times).

The Cold War had Ian Fleming and Le Carré; our omnishambles era of Trump, Brexit and Russian poisonings has Mick Herron’s mordantly funny Slough House (Slow Horses) series, literary thrillers following the varying misfortunes of a group of disgraced spies, stuck in a Kafkaesque internal exile. Come hear Mick discuss the series, its latest outing London Rules and his new standalone thriller, This is What Happened.

Mick Herron has been shortlisted and won a number of awards.  In 2013 Dead Lions the second novel in the Slough House series won the CWA Gold Dagger. The fourth book in the series Real Tigers won the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award in 2017. Spook Street the fifth book in the series won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award in 2017 and CrimeFest Last Laugh Award in 2018.

Tickets can be bought here.

Date and Time
Sat 16 June 2018
14:00 – 14:50 BST

University of Greenwich, Council Room
Queen Anne Building
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row
SE10 9LS

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