Peter Hanington journalist & novelist

Interview by Bridget Osborne

September 2016

Peter Hanington had rave reviews for his first book A Dying Breed, a thriller in the mould of John Le Carre or Graham Greene. Its central character is a  journalist of the old school – an hack who is a terrier for pursuing the truth, but not that pleasant a person to work with. The Guardian described it as “thoughtful, atmospheric and grippingly plotted”. Peter appeared at the Chiswick Book Festival for the first time in 2016.

I worked with Peter many years ago on BBC Radio 5Live, so I really enjoyed the way he created a cracking thriller out of the world we both knew and found both the characters and the scenarios he created very true to life.