Hilary Mantel Q&A
The two-time Booker Prize winner sat down with us on being longlisted for The Mirror & the Light.
The date is 31 June, 1943. An RAF crew prepare for their next bombing raid on Germany. It is a night that many will never forget.
Len Deighton’s devastating novel is a gripping minute-by-minute account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Told through the eyes of ordinary people in the air and on the ground - from a young pilot to the inhabitants of a small town in the Ruhr - Bomber is an unforgettable portrayal of individuals caught up in the wreckage of war.
Len Deighton’s 1970 novel was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker, in 2010.
About the AuthorLen Deighton is a British author of books on cookery and military history, but is best known for his spy novels.