Ben Macintyre – The Spy & the Traitor

Saturday 8th June 5pm

BOOK TICKETS

‘THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ’ JOHN LE CARRE

Multimillion-copy, bestselling author of books including Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat, A Spy Among Friends and SAS: Rogue Heroes Ben Macintyre visits the Festival to reveal one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of British spying. In his latest book The Spy and The Traitor about a KGB double agent, Ben explores a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever…

Ben Macintyre has written a weekly column in The Times since 1998 on history, espionage, art, politics and foreign affairs. Before taking up his current post as Writer at Large and Associate Editor on the newspaper, he was the editor of The Times Weekend Review. He is the author of eleven non-fiction history books; Operation Mincemeat was shortlisted for the National Book Awards.