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From the very beginning of fiction, writers have plundered the world of spies, but for decades one spy dominated them all. Now though, espionage fiction is changing. Spies aren’t superheroes deploying magical gadgets. They’re flawed humans, doing a difficult but necessary job the hard way. The four bestselling authors on this panel have written spies operating in every kind of setting – from the historical to a future dystopia. Join them to talk about the enduring lure of spy fiction – past, present and future.

With bestselling authors Ava Glass, Greg Mosse, Jack Jewers and Tim Glister. The event will be hosted by Frankie Pellatt of the Read and Buried podcast.

Biographies of Authors: Dubbed “the new queen of spy fiction” by the Guardian, Ava Glass’s The Traitor was a Richard and Judy book club pick for 2023. Praised by everyone from Lee Child to Anthony Horowitz, Greg Mosse’s The Coming Darkness put the term ‘cli-fi’ on the map. Jack Jewers’ The Lost Diary of Samuel Pepys imagines the real-life diarist plunged into the murky world of spies and secret agents in 1660s England. And Tim Glister’s A Game of Deceit, the third in his Richard Knox trilogy, is a gripping tale of mistrust and betrayal set at the height of the Cold War.

Courtesy of Moonflower Books, all ticket holders for the event will receive a free cocktail – shaken not stirred, of course.

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