The John le Carré Memorial Lecture with author Mick Herron at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance
The inaugural John le Carré Memorial Lecture, “Running Away with the Circus,” will be given by author Mick Herron, bestselling, award-winning novelist and short-story writer, best known for his Slough House espionage thrillers. The books have been adapted into a gripping TV series starring Oscar- and Bafta-winning actor Gary Oldman as the repellent but cunning Jackson Lamb.
Organised by the Morrab Library of Penzance with sponsorship from The Arts Society of West Cornwall, this will be the first in a series of biennial lectures in John le Carré’s memory. He was a great supporter of the Morrab and served as its President and Patron.
Raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Mick Herron studied English Literature at Oxford. His first novel, “Down Cemetery Road,” published in 2003, was the start of his Zoë Boehm series, set in Oxford. His most recent novel, “The Secret Hours,” is a compelling standalone thriller that provides insights to the Slough House series with its riveting reveal about a disastrous MI5 mission in post-Cold War Berlin.
Tickets to go on sale at The Acorn Theatre in March. Check the Acorn website for updates.