Tuesday 6 February 7.30          Alan Judd         Deep Blue

Alan Judd is a novelist and biographer who has previously served in the army and the Foreign Office. Chosen as one of the original twenty Best Young British Novelists, he subsequently won the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Award, the Heinemann Award and the Guardian Fiction Award; he was also shortlisted for the Westminster Prize. He is currently the Spectator's motoring correspondent and a comment writer for the Daily Telegraph. He lives in Sussex with his wife and daughter.

His latest novel, Deep Blue, has been described as suitable for fans of le Carre, Graham Greene and Charles Cumming. a gripping new spy thriller from a master of the genre.

‘Judd infuses his writing with insider knowledge’ New Statesman

Judd is also an expert on the history of the secret services and this will be a feature of this event.

Tuesday 20 March 7.30            Amanda Craig

Amanda Craig is a British novelist, short-story writer and critic. Born in South Africa in 1959, she grew up in Italy, where her parents worked for the UN, and was educated at Bedales School and Clare College Cambridge.

After a brief time in advertising and PR, she became a journalist for newspapers such as The Sunday Times, the Observer, The Daily Telegraph and the Independent, winning both the Young Journalist of the Year and the Catherine Pakenham Award. She was the children’s critic for The Independent on Sunday.

Her most recent novel The Lie of the Land was praised by Helen Dunmore:

'I loved the The Lie of the Land. A panoramic, superbly-plotted novel about the ways we live now, about money and desire, cruelty and generosity, crime and vengeance, country and city. Craig is at the top of her game'

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Literary Lounge 2017