Antony Beevor is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin: The Downfall, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award; and The Mystery of Olga Chekhova. He was the editor of A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945, a compilation of the great novelist’s wartime notebooks. In 2006 a completely new edition of his 1982 book on the Spanish Civil War, The Battle for Spain, was published. It became a No. 1 Bestseller in Spain and won the La Vanguardia prize for non-fiction. His most recent publications are D-Day:The Battle for Normandy (2009); The Second World War (2012) and Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble (2015). He holds an honorary doctorate by Kent University, and is a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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