Andrew Lownie Keynote Speaker

  • Expert speaker on British espionage and Cold War
  • Best-selling author, "Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess" (2015)
  • Author of "The Mountbattens, Their Lives and Loves" (2019)

Andrew Lownie's Biography

Andrew Lownie is a best-selling author, journalist and literary agent.

Andrew has written or edited eight books, including “The Presbyterian Cavalier” (1992), a biography of John Buchan. His latest book is titled “The Mountbattens, Their Lives and Loves” (2019), which is a fascinating fresh look at one of the twentieth century’s most glamorous and powerful couples.

In 2015 he published “Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess”, which was named “Book of the Year” by the Guardian, “Best Biography of the Year” by The Times, and “Biography of the Year” by the Mail on Sunday. He has also written and reviewed for a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Spectator and Guardian.

Andrew is founder of The Biographers Club (1998), a monthly dining society for biographers and those involved in promoting biography. He is also judge for the Plutarch Biography Prize and St Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Book Prize.

He was one of the six-man team – and only Britain – to set up the International Spy Museum in Washington. He is a former President of the Cambridge Union and parliamentary candidate and speaks regularly at literary festivals and dinners.

Read More

Videos of Andrew Lownie

Talking about his latest book, Stalin's Englishman (2015)
Talking about his latest book, Stalin's Englishman (2015)

Check Andrew Lownie's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…

    Close

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    Discover other speakers

    Daisy Rogers Speaker
    Exclusive
    Daisy Rogers
    Professional artist, writer, creative director, Founder of Liberally and speaker on diversity
    Lizzie Penny & Alex Hirst Speaker
    Exclusive
    Lizzie Penny & Alex Hirst
    Bestselling authors on the future of work
    Edward Chancellor Speaker
    Exclusive
    Edward Chancellor
    Financial historian, investment strategist and journalist. Author of several investment books, including 'The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest'.
    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Exclusive
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Global Business Columnist - Bloomberg
    Russell Napier Speaker
    Exclusive
    Russell Napier
    Independent global financial market strategist
    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    David Wengrow headshot
    David Wengrow Speaker
    Exclusive
    David Wengrow
    British Archaeologist and Author of New York Times Bestseller, The Dawn of Everything
    Janan Ganesh Speaker
    Exclusive
    Janan Ganesh
    Associate Editor at the Financial Times
    alev scott
    Alev Scott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alev Scott
    Journalist for FT, The Guardian & Politico Europe
    Roy Casagranda Speaker
    Exclusive
    Roy Casagranda
    Expert in political science, history, & philosophy