Inside Story with Humphrey

with Alex Gerlis Author of Agent In The Shadows
10 November 2023

Alex Gerlis, author and expert on espionage, worked as a journalist for the BBC from 1983 to 2011, and as head of training for many years. He is the author of nine Second World war espionage thrillers. His first four novels are in the acclaimed Spy Masters series, including the best-selling The Best of Our Spies which is currently being developed as a television series. Prince of Spies was published in March 2020 and was followed by three more in the Prince series.

Alex was born in Lincolnshire and now lives in west London with his wife and two black cats, a breed which makes cameo appearances in all his books. Alex has two daughters and two grandsons and supports Grimsby Town, which he believes helps him cope with the highs and especially the lows of writing a novel. He’s frequently asked if he’s ever worked for an intelligence agency but always declines to answer the question in the hope that someone may believe he actually has. His latest thriller is Agent in the Shadows set in Lyon amongst the French resistance. Join Alex in a Goldster Inside Story Conversation with Humprey Hawksley to talk about spying, fiction writing, the BBC and much, much more – 12.00 Friday November 10th 2023.