Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events

28 September – 1 October

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Frank Gardner – Crisis

September 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Sponsored by Hiscox

‘I remember the expression of the man who shot me.’

Frank Gardner OBE is the BBC’s full time security correspondent as well as a territorial army officer and highly successful author. In 2004 he was shot by terrorists and paralysed for life. Despite the extreme pain he still endures, he has only taken two days off work in the last nine years because of his injuries.

He was educated at Marlborough College and then Exeter University, from where he gained a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies. As well as serving in the Royal Green community Jackets and Regular Army Reserve, Frank worked in oil and investment banking before joining the BBC.
Frank is author of two non-fictional accounts of his travels, particularly in the Middle East. His first novel, Crisis, was published in 2016 and became an instant bestseller. His latest fictional work is Ultimatum (to be published in November) where the action takes place against the complex, hugely contemporary setting of modern day Iran.

His injuries don’t prevent Frank from pursuing his love of skiing and he is a keen birdwatcher. Frank has also written for The Economist, Daily Telegraph and Time Out and has been published in The Best of Sunday Times Travel Writing.

Frank Gardner will be in conversation with Caroline Sanderson, a non-fiction writer, editor and books journalist.


September 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marlborough Town Hall
5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom