Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny


Misha Glenny is the author of The Rebirth of HistoryThe Rise and Fall of YugoslaviaA History of the BalkansMcMafia and DarkMarket, among other titles. An acclaimed journalist and historian specialising in southeastern Europe, global organised crime and cybersecurity, he contributes regularly to the GuardianObserverThe New York Times and New York Review of Books as well as specialist journals and books dealing with south-eastern Europe. A regular broadcaster on radio and television, Glenny has most recently advised several southern European countries on policy-making and legislation and is informally consulted on a regular basis by the British Foreign Office, the US State Department and the British Army, as well as by US, European and south European think-tanks. While at the BBC, Glenny won 1993’s Sony Gold Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to broadcasting’. He is also a regular keynote speaker at conferences on organized crime, globalization, south-eastern Europe and US–Europe relations. His most recent book Nemesis was published by The Bodley Head in the UK and by Knopf in the US, and McMafia was recently made into an 8-part television series for BBC1 starring James Norton and an international cast. The series has been picked up by AMC for the American market and will be broadcast in over 200 territories. The UK Parliament recently passed into law the “McMafia law”, part of the Criminal Finances Act 2017, which protects British property from being used for money laundering.

18:30 – 19:30 McMafia – Misha Glenny

Alexander McKenzie Stage

Misha Glenny is, besides being a best-selling author, an adviser to governments and NGOs around the world.  His vast experience of international crime and political unrest was condensed into his recent book McMafia.  And then, through an alchemy that is very unusual, this nonfiction narrative was adapted into a television drama that had millions glued […]