Spy Week will return in April 2019.

Edinburgh Spy Week is a unique public event that focuses on espionage fiction and film and the ways in which secrecy and spying run through our history and culture. We bring together creative practitioners and academic researchers to talk about books and ideas in public and accessible ways.  We are based in the English Literature department at the University of Edinburgh and we work with other cultural bodies in Edinburgh to bring the very best contemporary spy writers to Edinburgh.

All talks at the University and the National Library of Scotland are free and open to everyone, but must be booked in advance.


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Edinburgh Spy Week is sponsored by:

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Spy Week acknowledges the generous support of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

Directors: Professor Penny Fielding; Dr Simon Cooke; Dr David Sorfa; Dr Andrew Neal

Advisory Board: Professor Dorothy Miell (vice-principal, University of Edinburgh); Dame Stella Rimington; William Boyd; Charles Cumming; Jeremy Duns