The Secret Books

Part of the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival

Arts & Culture

In conversation with A D Miller,  Marcel Theroux discusses his latest novel , a page-turning adventure which takes the reader on a spellbinding journey across 19th-century Paris, the Russian Empire and the high plateau of India through a world of spies, double-cross propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost-love and anti-semitism, the lost gospel of Jesus’ missing years and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Based on real events, The Secret Books tells us that nothing is more dangerous than a story.

The Secret Books, ingenious, stylish, at once sardonic and accommodating, is a meditation on our abiding need for stories, which itself has a gloriously entertaining story to tell.’ John Banville.

Marcel Theroux is a writer and broadcaster. His previous novels include: The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), and Strange Bodies. He is a regular presenter of Unreported World on Channel 4.

A D Miller is the author of Snowdrops, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Faithful Couple and The Earl of Petticoat Lane. He has been Moscow correspondent, political columnist and Southern US correspondent for The Economist and in the new year he will become the magazine's culture editor.

Part of the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival.

This event will have live subtitles. If you are d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, you can book your ticket here.

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