In the new book of the addictive Slough House series, a key member of a Downing Street think-tank has disappeared. But the trail leads straight back to Regent’s Park HQ itself, with its chief, Diana Taverner, as prime suspect. Meanwhile her Russian counterpart has unexpectedly shown up in London and has slipped under MI5’s radar.
In a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing is the norm, bad actors are bending the rules for their own gain. If the slow horses want to change the script, they’ll need to get their own act together before the final curtain.
SPEAKERS: Mick Herron
FACILITATOR: Kate Evans
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday 30 June
TICKETS: Tickets are $10 and $40 for festival pass
Mick Herron is a bestselling and award-winning novelist and short story writer, best known for his Slough House thrillers. The series has been adapted into a TV series starring Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. The Slough House novels have been published in 20 languages; have won both the CWA Steel and Gold daggers; have been shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year four times; and have won Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz prize. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.
Kate Evans has a PhD in History and has worked in publishing, universities, TV and radio. She joined the ABC’s Radio National in 1997. In that time, she has worked as both a producer and presenter, on historical programs like Hindsight and Rear Vision, ideas programs including Australia Talks, Movie Time and Life Matters, and in recent years has specialised in interviews with authors on Books and Arts and Books Plus. Kate currently co-presents The Bookshelf with Cassie McCullagh, a weekly radio show where they review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.