English Literature

Spy Week 2018

Now in its fifth year, Edinburgh Spy Week is a unique public event that focuses on espionage fiction and film and the ways in which secrecy and spying run through our history and culture.

Comprising talks and film screenings over five days, the events bring together creative practitioners and academic researchers to talk about books and ideas in public and accessible ways. 

The Spy Week team is based in English Literature in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Edinburgh, and works with other Schools and cultural bodies in Edinburgh - including the National Library of Scotland and Filmhouse - to bring the very best contemporary spy writers to Edinburgh.

Highlights for 2018 include:

Monday 16th April

Spy Stories Now: Interview with Jeremy Duns and Aly Munroe

Tuesday 17th April

Muriel Spark’s Secret World: Simon Cooke, Victoria Stewart and Patricia Waugh

Wednesday 18th April

Spooked: Spy Stories and the Loss of Trust, Mark Laity

Thursday 19th April

Writing Spy Lives:  Stephen Dorril and Andrew Lownie

Friday 20th April

Spies and Detectives:  Mick Herron and Denise Mina

Booking is now open for all events on the Spy Week website. All talks at the University of Edinburgh and National Library are free.

Find out more and book on the Spy Week website

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Spy Week 2018

Five days of events on espionage fiction and film, and the ways in which secrecy and spying run through our history and culture.

Various locations