Hartland, Michael

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HARTLAND, Michael. Also writes as Ruth Carrington. British, b. 1941. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense. Career: Full-time writer since 1983. In British Government service, 1963-78 (Private Secretary to Jennie Lee, Minister for the Arts, 1966-68; Planning Unit of Margaret Thatcher, Secretary of State for Education, 1970-73; then diplomatic duties overseas, intelligence and counter-terrorism); Director, U. N. Intl. Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1978-83. FRSA 1982. Hon. Fellow, University of Exeter, 1985. Book reviewer for The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph (resident thriller critic since 1993), and Sunday Express. Travel and feature writer for The Times, Sunday Times, and Guardian. Publications: Down among the Dead Men, 1983; Seven Steps to Treason, 1985 (dramatised for BBC Radio-4 Saturday Night Theatre); The Third Betrayal, 1986; Frontier of Fear, 1989; The Year of the Scorpion, 1991; (as Ruth Carrington) Dead Fish, 1998. BROADCASTING: Sonja's Report (life of GRU Colonel Ruth Kuczynski, wartime controller of atom spy Klaus Fuchs), 1990; Masterspy: Interviews with KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky, 1991. Address: Cotte Barton, Branscombe, Devon EX12 3BH, England.

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