Join Pin Drop for an evening with Tom Rob Smith, author of the bestselling novel Child 44, now adapted into a film starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. Child 44 was long-listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, and nominated for the 2008 Costa First novel Award (former Whitbread). The series continued with The Secret Speech and concluded with the third novel in the series Agent 6, Smith’s fourth book, The Farm, a stand-alone novel, was published in February 2014 to critical acclaim and he has also written London Spy for BBC Two, starring Ben Whishaw.
When asked about his daily writing routine, Tom said, “I wake up very early and start writing by 6am. The early mornings are when I’m most creative. My study has a view over London – I watched the Shard being built while writing ‘The Farm’ and drinking strong Assam tea.”
Tom will be reading a short story and an extract from one of his novels followed by a Q&A with Pin Drop founder Simon Oldfield.