The Panama Papers might be stirring trouble for world leaders but revelations of illicit international money flows come as little surprise to the author Gavin Serkin.  His book Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow, acclaimed as a ‘must read’ by the Financial Times, chronicles corruption and violence stretching from Africa to Asia and Latin America.

This “gripping, powerful tale of the future flow of wealth,” as South Africa’s Business Day wrote in its review, is the topic for a high-flame grilling of the author by the deputy chairman of the London Press Club, David Selves.


Gavin Serkin is a writer and journalist who previously headed Bloomberg’s Emerging Markets international desk. He is the recipient of the Society of American Business Editors & Writers’ Best in Business Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club Award.

David Selves is deputy chairman of the London Press Club and an accomplished after-dinner speaker, charity auctioneer and thriller writer. He instigated the London Press Club’s Quarterly Grill, where he grills high profile guests with questions submitted to him by the audience

Hosted by the London Press Club and the Frontline Club, this event is the latest in a series of debates, talks and Q&As from the London Press Club, with previous speakers including William Dalrymple, Alan Rusbridger, Sarah Sands and India Knight.

All attendees are welcome to join the London Press Club for drinks in the clubroom before and after the talk, with first drinks (from 6.30pm) courtesy of Gorkana. The evenings are an opportunity for young and old, experienced and students, from all aspects of media to mingle with each other – and those from the world of PR and business.

Where: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

When: Tuesday 3 May 2016, 7:00 PM

London Press Club members can reserve a free space by emailing and can buy any additional tickets here.