On Tuesday the author and journalist Adam LeBor was interviewed by Alex Gerlis .
If you missed this event you can view the recording here.
Adam LeBor is the thriller critic of the Financial Times and a veteran former foreign correspondent for several national newspapers who lived in Budapest for many years. Dohany Street, the third volume in the trilogy featuring Gypsy detective Balthazar Kovacs, is inspired by and draws on Adam’s deep personal connection with Budapest and the city’s tangled, often dark, history.
Dohany Street is the location of the largest synagogue in Europe. The thriller turns on the disappearance of Elad Harari, a young Israeli historian who was investigating what happened to the assets of Hungarian Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Dohany Street was described by The Financial Times as ‘Such a sure-footed piece … LeBor’s non-fiction books demonstrate a panoramic grasp of geopolitical issues, so it’s no surprise that such underpinnings are so adroitly drawn here – but never at the expense of narrative bravura.’
Adam is the author of seven novels and eight non-fiction books, including City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and Hitler’s Secret Bankers, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His books have been published in fourteen languages and he also writes for The Critic and The Times among other publications. He is an editorial trainer and writing coach and teaches creative writing for several organisations. Adam lives in north London with his family.