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Aug 24, 2021

Mick Herron is a British writer of crime and espionage novels who graduated with an English degree from Balliol College, Oxford. Down Cemetery Road, the first of his four novels in the popular Zoë Boehm series about an Oxford private detective, was published in 2003. The Slough House series are about MI5 agents exiled from the mainstream due to misdemeanours. The first in this series of ten novels, Slow Horses, was published in 2010.

In addition to these two series, Mick has also published three stand-alone novels. He has won several awards including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions in 2013, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award in 2017 for Spook Street, and the Last Laugh Award in 2017 and 2018.

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‘Madame Blini’s Disdain’ by Finlay Taylor was selected as the 2021 Mogford Prize Winner by Prize founder Jeremy Mogford, and guest judges; the playwright, broadcaster and poet Lemn Sissay OBE, and Mick Herron.

2021 Mogford Prize Winner - Madame Blini's Disdain by Finlay Taylor