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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mick Herron. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mick Herron, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mick Herron. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mick Herron, often where they are interviewed.

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In this brand-new episode of A Stab In The Dark, award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham talks to Mick Herron, one of the most critically acclaimed writers in the UK. Throughout their chat, they discuss Mick's 'Slough House' series of spy novels, the origins of his beloved lead character, Jackson Lamb, and the forthcoming TV adaptation, starring Gary Oldman. Mick also exclusively reveals the title of his new book, not out until 2021. Elsewhere, our man with the spyglass, Paul Hirons, provides a potted history of the Great British spy novel.

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Jun 08 2020

40mins

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Mick Herron (Bonus #TheakstonAward Episode)

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Welcome to our #TheakstonAward podcast ‘lites’, a series of interviews with the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year Award longlisted authors. Here to talk about his novel ‘Joe Country’ is Mick Herron, interviewed by Joe Haddow.

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Award is the most wanted award in crime fiction, curated and produced by Harrogate International Festivals, in partnership with Theakston Old Peculier, The Express and WHSmiths.

To find out more about each of the 18 books on the longlist, to buy your copy or to vote for your favourite to make the shortlist please visit: https://harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com/

May 23 2020

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Mick Herron and Miranda Carter: Joe Country

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Mick Herron’s hero/anti-hero Jackson Lamb is everything Le Carré’s Smiley isn’t, as well as quite a lot of what he is. Drunk, obese, bone-idle and ridiculously talented in the dark arts of spycraft, he is also ridiculously loyal to the inhabitants of Slough House, a group of misfits, addicts and screw-ups who have been exiled from the security services for a range of misdemeanours both real and concocted. His five Slough House novels so far are brutal, ruthless, intricately plotted and, it’s important to mention, also extremely funny. Herron presented the sixth of them, Joe Country (John Murray) in the company of historian and novelist Miranda Carter who has, as M.J. Carter, herself created a series of brilliant thrillers, beginning with The Strangler Vine.

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Apr 15 2020

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Anmeldelse: Mick Herron "Sløve hester"

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Jan 24 2020

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THE CATCH by Mick Herron, read by Sean Barrett - Audiobook extract

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If life in the Intelligence Service has taught John Bachelor anything, it's to keep his head down. Especially now, when he's living rent-free in a dead spook's flat.

So he's not delighted to be woken at dawn by a pair of Regent's Park's heavies, looking for a client he's not seen in years. John doesn't know what secrets Benny Manors has stolen, but they're attracting the wrong attention. And if he's to save his own skin, not to mention safeguard his living arrangements, John has to find Benny before those secrets see the light.

Benny could be anywhere, provided it serves alcohol. So John sets out on a reluctant trawl through the bars of the capital, all the while plagued by the age-old questions: Will he end up sleeping in his car? How many bottles of gin can he afford at London prices?

And just how far will Regent's Park go to prevent anyone rocking the Establishment's boat?

Jan 09 2020

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Mick Herron, author of the Slough House series

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Welcome to the latest Irish Times Books Podcast, an interview with Mick Herron, the author of the Slough House series of spy novels.

Herron is originally from a working-class background in Newcastle but went on to study English at Oxford, where he still lives.

Described as the John le Carré of his generation, he has created the bestselling Slough House series which features a rogue’s gallery of spies who have screwed up or been stitched up and are as a consequence desk-bound – “less MI5, more 9 to 5”.

Presiding over them is the magnificently monstrous Jackson Lamb, a brutally insensitive, belching, boozing, Falstaffian figure who makes their lives a misery but ultimately has their backs.

The latest book in the series, Slow Country, is one of the best so far, tightly plotted, wittily written and as a bonus a pitiless portrait of Brexit Britain. Herron shares his views on the current political drama gripping the UK as well as his influences and writing methods.

Jul 06 2019

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Mick Herron talks Joe Country, Novellas and reveals more about his writing process (80)

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Mick Herron returns to the Spybrary Spy Podcast to reveal more about Joe Country,his novellas, Jackon Lamb for TV and shares more about his writing process.

Jun 25 2019

32mins

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Slow Horses by Mick Herron (Fiction and Espionage) 78

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We are thrilled to bring you the fifth in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. This week on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast the students discuss Slow Horses written by Mick Herron.

Jun 09 2019

21mins

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A Good Read: Lemn Sissay and Mick Herron talk favourite books

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Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Mick Herron.

Mar 05 2019

27mins

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34: Mick Herron interview - London Rules and Slough House

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Spybrary Podcast: Episode 34

With Author MICK HERRON!

In this very special episode of the Spybrary Podcast, Shane turns the mic over to special agent David Craggs (from Episode 23) who interviews award-winning British author Mick Herron about his Slough House spy series. Often called ‘the heir to John le Carré,’ Herron’s popularity and critical acclaim has been (rightly) gathering momentum over the past several years. Spybrary is thrilled to bring you this special one-on-one interview of an author who is sure to be at the top of the best-seller lists for decades to come! No spoilers here, so listen away – even if you haven’t read the series. We’re sure you will want to after hearing this!

Press play and hear Mick Herron reveal…

  • …how and why he shifted from writing crime novels to spy novels.
  • …why ‘failure’ was his inspiration for the series.
  • …why he likes writing from the point of view of flawed, even unlikable, characters.
  • …how real-life events influence his writing.
  • …what is next for the Slough House series.
  • ...how Spybrary contributor Jeff Quest tracked down the actual Slough House (check out the photo of Slough House here!)

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  • Hear Mick read from his latest novel in the Slough House series, London Rules. (Bonus points if you catch the reference to Homer’s Odyssey).
  • A Slough House TV adaptation is in the works: David and Mick discuss potential casting.
  • Shane returns to interrogate Mick in the Quick Fire round – find out the author’s favorite spy novel!

Feb 23 2018

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