Journalist and writer Peter Conradi is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford and Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Zurich and in Moscow, where he covered the fall of Communism. Since 1998 he has worked as Foreign Editor of the Sunday Times in London. During his time in Russia, he wrote The Red Ripper: Inside the Mind of Russia’s Most Brutal Serial Killer, the story of mass-murderer Andrei Chikatilo, published in 1992, and Mad Vlad: Vladimir Zhirinovsky and The New Russian Nationalism, which appeared two years later. Hitler’s Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl was published in the US in 2004 and in the UK in 2005. The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, written jointly with Mark Logue and published in November 2010, was a bestseller in America, Britain and Canada with over 350,000 copies sold, and translation rights have been sold in more than twenty countries. The Great Survivors: How Monarchy Made It into the Twenty-First Century was published in June 2012, and Hot Dogs and Cocktails, the story of when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson, in September 2013. His forthcoming book, Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War, will be published in the UK in early 2017.
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