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The Inquiry

Will Caine and Gavin Esler

Friday, 5 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

Investigative filmmaker, historian and novelist Will Caine talks about his debut novel, The Inquiry, in conversation with his friend and fellow journalist and writer Gavin Esler. The two will discuss their work and its influences on their writing.

The Inquiry is a political thriller set in post 9/11 Britain and follows a former MP, now senior judge, asked to conduct an inquiry into the intelligence agencies’ record against Islamist terror, which veers into a hunt for the dark genius manipulating a secret war.

Caine’s television work as a BAFTA-winning producer, director and writer began in the violence of Northern Ireland and took him to trouble spots such as Beirut, Guatemala and apartheid South Af-rica. He turned to history documentaries and was dubbed a ‘formidable World War Two historian’ by the Daily Telegraph. Among his award-winning television productions are Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand; The Ascent of Money; Age of Terror; and World in Action. He is author of three non-fiction books, Warlords, Allies at War and The Shape of the World.

Esler is a former presenter of BBC’s Newsnight and the author of five novels and two non-fiction books. His most recent novel was Power Play.

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BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden