Charles Cumming

Interview by Bridget Osborne

July 2018

Charles Cumming has a good grasp of contemporary geopolitics. His spy thrillers range from North Africa to Beijing; from Moscow to Washington and Turkey, and he always seems to have his finger on the pulse, whether he’s writing about the Uyghurs in China or Basque separatists in Spain.

I met him not long after he and his wife had moved into the area, to talk about the most recent of his series of spy novels, The Man Between, in which a writer is asked to work for the secret services on a trip to Morocco for a book festival and soon gets out of his depth.

Charles Cumming took part in the Chiswick Book Festival in 2018.

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