Past Event
Books & Debates

Spies: Fact & Fiction

Sat 1 Feb 2014

The world of espionage has provided rich material for novelists, but how accurate are the spies that have appeared on the page? Would any fictional spies succeed in the real world? These questions and more will be discussed by a panel that includes BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie, whose debut crime novel The Madness of July has just been published; Dame Stella Rimington, novelist and former Director General of MI5; Liam Fox MP, novelist and former Secretary of State for Defence; the bestselling spy author Tom Rob Smith; and The Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding.