Terry Hayes in conversation with Alex Clark
The Year of the Locust (Bantam), the second novel from internationally bestselling author of I Am Pilgrim and multi-award winning Hollywood screenwriter, Terry Hayes, transports us to the badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet, where CIA spy Kane travels to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the West – but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction. With screenplays including Mad Max 2 – Road Warrior, Dead Calm, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Payback, From Hell and Vertical Limit to his name, drawing on a wealth of experience in bringing action, suspense and thrilling tension to audiences, Terry will be in conversation with critic, journalist and broadcaster Alex Clark about his ground-breaking new novel.
Terry Hayes is a former journalist and multi award-winning screen-writer. He wrote screenplays for, amongst others, Mad Max 2 – Road Warrior, Dead Calm, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Payback, From Hell and Vertical Limit, along with many un-credited writing on a host of other movies including Reign of Fire, Cliffhanger and Flightplan. The Year of the Locust is Terry Hayes’ second novel. His first, I Am Pilgrim, was published in many languages and was an international bestseller. He lives with his wife and family in Lisbon.
Alex Clark is a critic, journalist and broadcaster. A co-host of Graham Norton’s Book Club and the Times Literary Supplement podcast, she is also a regular on BBC Radio 4 and writes on a wide range of subjects for the Guardian, the Observer and the Irish Times. She is a patron of the Cambridge Literary Festival, and has judged many literary awards, including the Booker prize. She is an experienced chair of live events, and lives in Kilkenny, Ireland.