To Kill a Man – Virtual Event

Jonathan Freedland

14/05/2020 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, In Partnership with Kings Place

This event was recorded live using the Zoom webinar facility.

The latest thriller from smash-hit author Sam Bourne, To Kill a Man is packed with “plot twists and insights into political campaigning, the Me Too movement and the darker side of the internet” [The Times].

A woman is brutally assaulted in her own home by an intruder. She defends herself — leaving her attacker dead.

But this is no ordinary woman. She’s Natasha Winthrop, tipped as a future president of the United States.

When inconsistencies emerge in Winthrop’s story, political troubleshooter Maggie Costello is drafted in to save Natasha’s career. At first, Winthrop is hailed as a #MeToo heroine: the woman who fought back. But Maggie is soon forced to confront more troubling questions about what really happened that night. Did Natasha secretly know her attacker? Is there a link to similar attacks, in America and around the world?

Who is Natasha Winthrop — and what is she capable of?

Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He has written a weekly column for the Guardian since 1997, having previously served as the paper’s Washington correspondent.

This event is held in conjunction with our long-standing partners, Kings Place.

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Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, where he is executive editor, Opinion. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View and has also written seven books.

Marina Vaizey

Lady Marina Vaizey CBE is an art critic and writer. Formerly a member of the Arts Council she has curated several exhibitions. She is currently a trustee for The Musical Brain and is on the editorial board for the magazine of the V & A.