I’m Chloé Aeberhardt, author of ‘Female Spies Tell All’: detailing the secret lives of eight women spies who worked for the main intelligence services during the Cold War. AMA!
I’m Chloé Aeberhardt, a French journalist currently working for French newspaper Le Monde and the author of ‘Female Spies Tell All’: a five-year study detailing the secret lives of eight women spies who worked for the main intelligence services during the Cold War.
From Paris to Washington via Moscow and Tel Aviv, this investigation, which has now become a popular animated series on ARTE.tv, follows in the footsteps of leading secret agents. The stories of Gabriele, Yola, Geneviève, Ludmila, Jonna and Martha and their impossible missions take us far from the myth of seductress Mata Hari and are a definite case of truth being stranger than fiction. Whether its tracking down former Nazis in South America, the exfiltration of Falasha Jews from Ethiopia or the Soviet penetration of Western power circles, these espionage professionals, some famous, some of whose names were almost lost to history, worked for organisations such as the CIA, the KGB, MI5, the DST and Mossad.
In ‘Female Spies Tell All’ they recount the decisive role they played in the East-West conflict. As well as the book and web series, ‘Female Spies Tell All’ has also become a graphic novel. Before I joined Le Monde, where I am busy covering health issues for the Economy department, I worked freelance and wrote about many different topics, including: editorials on Hollywood’s Magic Castle, pro-abortion protesters in Texas, human cyborgs, nannies of the rich and famous, babies and work culture in Japan, the conflict in Northern Ireland, Icelandic literary trends and global street art. I also profiled actors, sportsmen, writers and TV personalities. I’m currently working on a new publication. AMA!
‘Female Spies Tell All’ is currently showing on ARTE.tv:
- Gabriele, the West German Stasi Mole
- Geneviève: Mum, Wife, Spy
- Yola and Hotel Mossad
- Jonna, the CIA's Sweetheart
- Martha Versus Dictator Noriega
- Ludmila, KGB Agent
- ’Female Spies Tell All’ book (French only)
- ‘Female Spies Tell All’ Graphic Novel (French only)
- My work at Le Monde
- My work before Le Monde
‘Female Spies Tell All’ is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfgEtdmLl-Q&list=PL-eZcc0GI8-X810K0SIuA07dYknL5kj74