Prisoners of the Castle: Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre and Michelle Shephard

Prisoners of the Castle: Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre and Michelle Shephard

7:00pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

In his latest gripping narrative, Prisoners of the Castle, bestselling British author Ben Macintyre tells the true story of Colditz Castle – one of the most notorious prisons in military history. During World War II, the German army used the castle to imprison the most defiant Allied prisoners, who relentlessly tested its walls and guards with ingenious escape attempts. Join us for this captivating conversation about one of the greatest war stories ever told, live with the master storyteller whose expansive 2010 book Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II is currently making waves in cinematic form (starring Colin Firth) on the international film festival circuit. Meet the heroes and traitors, and delve into the many class conflicts and secret alliances that took place.

Interviewed by Michelle Shephard.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 7pm ET
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $24 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

In his latest gripping narrative, Prisoners of the Castle, bestselling British author Ben Macintyre tells the true story of Colditz Castle – one of the most notorious prisons in military history. During World War II, the German army used the castle to imprison the most defiant Allied prisoners, who relentlessly tested its walls and guards with ingenious escape attempts. Join us for this captivating conversation about one of the greatest war stories ever told, live with the master storyteller whose expansive 2010 book Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II is currently making waves in cinematic form (starring Colin Firth) on the international film festival circuit. Meet the heroes and traitors, and delve into the many class conflicts and secret alliances that took place.

Interviewed by Michelle Shephard.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 7pm ET
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $24 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

Featured Authors

Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times (UK) and the international bestselling author of thirteen books including Agent Sonya, The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends and Operation Mincemeat, which was the basis for a feature film starring Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.

Read more about Ben Macintyre

Michelle Shephard is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker who has covered issues of terrorism and civil rights since the 9/11 attacks. During her two decades at the Toronto Star, she reported from more than 20 countries, including Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan and the U.S. Naval prison in Guantanamo Bay. Among her films, Shephard was the co-director and producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Guantanamo's Child, and her books include Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism's Grey Zone. Shephard is also a podcast host and producer. Her most recent series is the CBC's Brainwashed, about the CIA's mind control experiments.

Read more about Michelle Shephard

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

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