Calidris Literary Agency

Alan Shadrake

Alan Shadrake is a renowned veteran investigative journalist and author whose fifty-year career has taken him around the world.

His first major book The Yellow Pimpernels told of escape stories across the Berlin Wall and was the subject of a BBC documentary. Subsequent publications have delved into a variety of subjects including an exposé of life in a Soviet gulag, the story of the boy poisoner Graham Young and, with Linda Lee, The Life and Tragic Death of Bruce Lee.

Alan’s appetite for unearthing the facts and presenting unpalatable truths remains undiminished. His new book Once a Jolly Hangman: True Stories from Singapore’s Death Row was published in Australia and the UK in 2011 by Murdoch Books.

Rights available: Foreign language, excluding Singapore & Malaysia