Articles tagged "A Foreign Country"

Monday Fun Day! (10/22/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, all!

- Congratulations to Charles Cumming who won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for his thriller A FOREIGN COUNTRY! The judges said that A FOREIGN COUNTRY has "a gripping premise, expertly sustained, lots of believable spycraft and memorable supporting characters." Beautifully done, Charles! Read more here.

- Author Jami Attenberg made a posted her list of the most dysfunctional families in literature. Topping the list is The Lambert family from Jonathan Franzen's THE CORRECTIONS. See the rest of Jami's list on

- Kevin Barry, author of CITY OF BOHANE, wrote a short story for The New Yorker called, "Ox Mountain Death Song." Read it here!

- Oh! And here's Talia with some goats:

talia and goats

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Starred Review for A Foreign Country

Betrayal and conspiracy reign in A FOREIGN COUNTRY, Charles Cummings' latest stand-alone spy thriller after THE TRINITY SIX.

Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared just weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. Desperate to find her and keep her disappearance a secret, Britain’s top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell.

"Cumming is particularly skilled at sketching his characters, most notably Kell (a classically reluctant spy) and Weldon, who’s haunted by personal demons central to the elaborate puzzle of a story. The elegant prose will appeal to those who don’t usually read spy fiction." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A FOREIGN COUNTRY is nominated for The 2012 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award!

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