Ben Johncock at the Edinburgh International Book Festival


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!

For more information, and tickets, visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival.