On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction.
In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day.
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, MP and author Chris Mullin talks about his own political fiction and explains why the line between political reality and fiction is much thinner than you'd think.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education
Chris Mullen, Former MP, Author and Journalist
Chris Mullen was a Member of Parliament for Sunderland South between 1987-2010. His books include political diaries "A View from the Foothills" and novels such as the classic political thriller "A Very British Coup" and "Error of Judgement - the truth about the Birmingham Bombings" both of which were adapted for TV.
The Centre for British Politics is based in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp