Mick Herron, the UK’s new spy master

Saturday 16 June 2018

14.00 – 14.50

Mick Herron, the UK’s new spy master


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.


This session will be followed by a book signing and will finish in time for anyone wishing to also book tickets for the Nina Stibbe event.


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