Intrepid bon viveur Howard Marks comes to The Met with his latest spoken word show; Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe. With trademark honesty and penetrating humour, Howard looks back at four extraordinary and action packed phases of his life; his time as an academic and his nascent interest in marijuana, through his infamous years as the world’s most notorious drugs trafficker and his incarceration in Terre Haute – one of the United States’ toughest penitentiaries – to his current career as a bestselling author and national treasure.
Described by the Daily Mail as
“the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time”, Howard Marks has a degree in nuclear physics from Oxford and post-graduate qualifications in philosophy, he has worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA.
Enthralling and hilarious in equal measure, you may think you know the Howard Marks story but there are many tales still left to tell.
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