World English Language rights have gone to Vine Leaves Press, and audio rights have gone to Tantor Media for Sue Dobson’s explosive spy memoir. The book will publish on May 16, 2023.
In the 1980s Sue Dobson was a young, middle class, South African white woman, who risked everything to spy for the ANC during the latter days of the brutal Apartheid regime.
She lived a ‘legend’—a life where she pretends to conform, moving easily through the echelons of the racist government in her work as a journalist, whilst concealing her espionage and military training in the Soviet Union, and her intelligence work for the banned African National Congress.
Matters come to a head when sinister forces try to derail the Namibian independence process and Sue’s cover is blown during a difficult honey trap operation, bringing the Cold War to Africa, and leading to her desperate flight across Southern Africa with the Apartheid security police snapping at her heels.
This is the story she has spent the last 30 years hiding.
“An unflinching memoir of a spy during a tumultuous time and unsavory alliances. Dobson recounts her recruitment, training, and espionage with rare self-awareness.” – ★★★★★, Henry R. Schlesinger, author of Honey Trapped
Recent press include an interview on BBC Radio Cornwall, an article in The Observer, an episode on Spyscape’s True Spies podcast narrated by Vanessa Kirby, an interview for Russian media site Meduza and a new two-part BBC World Service radio programme Lives Less Ordinary, broadcast today and the following Monday.
Film rights are under option. The book can be pre-ordered here.