Writing Spy Lives

A Panel Discussion with Jeremy Duns and Ben Macintyre

Date and time: Friday 15 April, 5.30pm-7pm

Venue: Project Room, 50 George Square

How to write the biography of a spy – a subject who, by profession, must often conceal a true identity and fabricate fake ones in the line of duty? What challenges and opportunities are there for biographers seeking to uncover the story of the lives of spies involved in secret, and politically sensitive, international affairs? These and other questions raised by writing spy lives will be explored by spy novelist and biographer Jeremy Duns (Dead Drop: The True Story of Oleg Penkovsky and the Cold War’s Most Dangerous Operation (2013)), and historian, journalist and biographer Ben Macintyre (Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (2014)).

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