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Charlotte Philby

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Charlotte Philby is a former reporter, editor and columnist at The Independent newspaper – shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp prize for investigative journalism – and a former contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine.

She is the author of four novels, the most recent of which Edith and Kim is a fictional retelling of the lives of her grandfather, the Soviet double agent Kim Philby, and Edith Tudor-Hart, the woman who recruited him to the Communist cause. It was named one of Waterstones’ best books of 2022.

Her previous novels Part of The Family, A Double Life, and Part of the Family have been named a Times thriller of the year; thriller of the month in the Sunday Times, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer and the FT; best new fiction in the New Statesman, Daily Mail, the Literary Review, Daily Express, Sunday Express, the Daily Express.

Her debut was a Waterstones thriller of the month.

All of her novels have been optioned for screen.

She has presented documentaries for the BBC World Service, The One Show, and appeared on television, podcasts and radio including Radio 4’s Front Row, Woman’s Hour, Free Thinking, Loose Ends, Brit Box’s Secrets of the Spies, Sky News, NPR’s Note to Self podcast.

She has written for publications including New Statesman, Tatler, Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times, ELLE, Red, and more

Charlotte has three children and lives in Bristol.


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