To Kill the Truth

Jonathan Freedland

Chair: Matthew D'Ancona

10/03/2019 5:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

Acclaimed journalist Jonathan Freedland presents a gripping new thriller, the latest from his blockbuster novelist alter ego Sam Bourne. Somebody is murdering the world’s last remaining Holocaust survivors; libraries are burnt to the ground and important digital archives are wiped. Somebody is setting out to erase the past, even to destroy the truth itself. But who? Jonathan discusses the inspiration behind the novel – including his experience covering the David Irving trial – in conversation with Matthew d’Ancona, author of Post-Truth.

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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.

Matthew D'Ancona


Matthew d’Ancona is an award-winning journalist and author. He is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, and was previously Editor of the Spectator, lifting the magazine to record circulation. He has written columns for the Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, GQ, and the International New York Times. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989. His new book, Identity, Ignorance, Innovation will be published on 18th March. He has two sons and lives in London.

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