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), Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble (2015) and Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 (2018). 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. In 2017, Antony was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list, in recognition of his services in support of Armed Forces Professional Development.
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