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A political veteran whose diaries were compared favourably to those of Alan Clark and Tony Benn, Chris Mullin had an equally formidable life (Vietnam war reporter, tireless campaigner for the Birmingham Six's release and author of bestselling novel A Very British Coup) before entering the Westminster fold. In a revealing new memoir, Hinterland, he reflects on those early years as well as his time serving under Tony Blair. He talks to Sheena McDonald.Read More
Chris Goodall at Brighton Science FestivalRead More
The former MP and Labour government minister talks candidly about his life. Before entering parliament he reported from wars in Vietnam and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. Author of acclaimed political diaries and three novels (including A Very British Coup), his successful campaign to free those convicted of the Birmingham bombings was described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'.Read More
Author, journalist and former minister, Chris Mullin discusses his recently published memoirs, 'Hinterland'.Read More
With the advent of Crossrail 2 this timely event examines the impact the railways have had on Britain's trade, tourism and time. A vital part of national life for nearly 200 years, the railways have transformed lives and landscapes. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. Simon Bradley is one of Britain's foremost experts on the railways: his book was the Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Join Simon on a journey through Britain's railways.Read More
Durham Book Festival favourite Chris Mullin returns to introduce his memoirs, Hinterland. All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who certainly did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and was the author of three novels, including the now classic A Very British Coup. Chris's three volumes of diaries have been widely acclaimed as the best account of the Blair years and his memoirs promise to be just as insightful.Read More
Chris Mullin is the former Labour MP for Sunderland South. By the time he entered Parliament aged 39 he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. His successful campaign to free the innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings was described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'. He is the author of three volumes of diaries, A View from the Foothills, A Walk-On Part and Decline and Fall, and the bestselling novel A Very British Coup, which was turned into an award-winning television series. Tonight we'll hear Chris talk about and read from his new autobiography, Hinterland - a wry and revealing memoir by one of our most acclaimed chroniclers of contemporary politics.Read More
Author, journalist and politician Chris Mullin reflects on a life that has seen him successfully campaign to free innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings, write three novels including the classic A Very British Coup, and serve as a minister in three departments during the Blair years. Mullin's widely acclaimed three volumes of diaries are regarded as one of the best accounts of the rise and fall of New Labour under Blair and Brown. He has now written his memoir, Hinterland. Mullin trained as a journalist on the Daily Mirror and went on to work on the Granada World in Action current affairs programme, where his investigative work was key in exposing the miscarriage of justice around the Birmingham Six, and as editor of the left-wing magazine Tribune. His first novel, A Very British Coup, published in 1982 and portraying the destabilising of a left wing government by the establishment, was turned into a Bafta and Emmy-winning television drama.Read More
John Wright in conversation at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Details TBC.Read More
Author, journalist and politician Chris Mullin reflects on a life that has seen him successfully campaign to free innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings, write three novels including the classic A Very British Coup, and serve as a minister in three departments during the Blair years. Mullin's widely acclaimed three volumes of diaries are regarded as one of the best accounts of the rise and fall of New Labour under Blair and Brown. He has now written his memoir, Hinterland. Mullin trained as a journalist on the Daily Mirror and went on to work on the Granada World in Action current affairs programme, where his investigative work was key in exposing the miscarriage of justice around the Birmingham Six, and as editor of the left-wing magazine Tribune. His first novel, A Very British Coup, published in 1982 and portraying the destabilising of a left wing government by the establishment, was turned into a Bafta and Emmy-winning television drama. Mullin was MP for Sunderland South between 1987 and 2010 and held a number of high-profile roles including as a minister in departments for the environment, transport and the regions, for international development and in the Foreign Office. He was also chairman of the home affairs select committee. He is currently chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund North East and was a judge of the 2011 Booker Prize. Here he talks to writer and journalist Paul Blezard.Read More

Chris Mullin at Shire Hall

Date: 17 Oct 2016

Chris Mullin - an author, journalist and former MP, a minister in three departments and chairman of the Home Affairs select committee - will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland. All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the author of three novels, including the classic A Very British Coup. His successful campaign to free the innocent people convicted of the Birmingham bombings was described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'. Elected to parliament, aged 39, he quickly established himself as a fearless inquisitor before going on to become a minister in three departments. His three volumes of diaries have been widely acclaimed as the best account of the Blair years and the rise and fall New Labour. He left parliament in 2010 ('better to go while people are still asking why rather than when'). These are his memoirs. His books include three highly acclaimed volumes of diaries, "A View from the Foothills", "Decline and Fall" and "A Walk-On Part"; also the novel "A Very British Coup" which was made into an award-winning television series. He is an accomplished public speaker.Read More
Chris Mullin - author, journalist and former MP, will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland.Read More

Chris Mullin at Brendan Books

Date: 20 Oct 2016

Chris Mullin at Brendan Books - details tbcRead More
Chris Mullin at Berwick Literary Festival discussing his later memoirs, Hinterland.Read More
Charles Foster at the Wantage Betjeman Literary FestivalRead More
Chris Mullin at Petwork Literary Festival - details tbcRead More
Charles Foster at the Bridport Literary FestivalRead More
Author journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses his new book, a memoir entitled 'Hinterland,' an account of his life in journalism and politics. He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel 'A very British Coup', the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy. His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described as 'one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter'. Interval with complimentary mince pie and mulled wine.Read More
Chris Mullin at Richmond Literary Festival - details tbcRead More

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