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Mick-herron
Mick Herron
Lucy atkins
Lucy Atkins
Hannah-beckerman
Hannah Beckerman

Secrets and Spies

Mick Herron and Lucy Atkins Chaired by Hannah Beckerman

Saturday, 17 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

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Novelists Mick Herron and Lucy Atkins talk about the secrets and spies at the heart of their new books and about writing about flawed and unlikeable characters.

Herron is a novelist and short story writer and author of the Jackson Lamb series of spy novels. The first, Slow Horses, was hailed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the 20 greatest spy novels of all time. The most recent in the series is Spook Street, winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2017, in which Lamb has to do whatever he can to protect an agent in peril.

Atkins’s third novel is a noir thriller, The Night Visitor. The story is an exploration of ambition, morality and deception, and asks how far one person will go to save a reputation. Atkins is also author of The Other Child and The Missing One.

Discussions are chaired by journalist and author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook Hannah Beckerman.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine