From the space race to the legacy of Germany’s ‘father of chemical weapons’, the 20th century continues to throw up unforgettable human stories. Benjamin Johncock’s pin-sharp debut The Last Pilot tells the devastatingly personal story of a life-changing opportunity to go to the moon. With Judith Claire Mitchell, author of A Reunion of Ghosts, and chaired by Daniel Hahn. Ben Johncock is the winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. He is also a nominee for the EIBF First Book Award, so cast your vote here!
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