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Charles Cumming


Scotland (b.1971)

Charles Cumming is a British writer of spy fiction. He was educated at Eton College (1985-1989) and the University of Edinburgh (1990-1994), where he graduated with 1st Class Honours in English Literature. The Observer has described him as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off".

Genres: Thriller
 
Novels
   The Hidden Man (2003)
   Typhoon (2008)
   The Trinity Six (2011)
   The Man Between (2018)
     aka The Moroccan Girl
   Box 88 (2020)
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Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel winner (2012) : A Foreign Country
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Man Between


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The Driver (2017)
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Firefly (2018)
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To Kill the Truth (2019)
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A Single Source (2019)
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Red Corona (2020)
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