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Mark Lawson and Jonathan Freedland: The Allegations

5 December 2016 - 1:38pm -- miranda
Upcoming EventsTuesday, February 28

Mark Lawson and Jonathan Freedland: The Allegations

Kings Place, Hall 2

2017-02-28 19:00:00



Mark Lawson
Chair: Jonathan Freedland

This event took place on Tuesday 28 February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

Derived from his personal experiences at the BBC, Mark Lawson’s new novel is a page-turning satire on the aftershocks of damning allegations. Penetrating, savage and often very funny, The Allegations portrays two academics who confront disgrace and disintegration arising from the accusations of colleagues, students and ex-lovers.

Mark Lawson captures a contemporary culture in which allegations are easily made and reputations casually destroyed. He is in conversation with journalist Jonathan Freedland.


Mark Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for presenting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme, Front Row, between 1998 and 2014. A Guardian columnist, he now presents Mark Lawson Talks To... on BBC Four and The Allegations is his acclaimed new novel.

Jonathan Freedland is the Guardian’s executive editor and a weekly columnist. He currently presents BBC Radio 4's The Long View. The recipient of the 2014 Orwell Prize, he writes thrillers under the nom de plume Sam Bourne. His most recent book, written under his own name, was The 3rd Woman.