The Belfast Book Festival is delighted to welcome back Oggy Boytchev to the city.
Since his visit in 2015 the journalist and BBC producer has penned his work of fiction. The Unbeliever is a panorama of Cold War paranoia and intrigue spanning four decades, told through the life of one extraordinary – and real – spy. A story of love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, it is a gripping and highly original novel by a journalist who was born behind the Iron Curtain.
Oggy escaped to the West in 1986 and soon after joined the BBC in London where he spent the next twenty-five years covering international conflicts. Latterly he became John Simpson’s producer and accompanied him on dangerous undercover assignments around the world.
An engaging and fascinating speaker, this is sure to be an evening of captivating discussion.