Antony Beevor is one of the world’s foremost historians, whose books have appeared in more than 30 languages, sold more than six million copies, and topped the international bestseller lists. They include Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize,Berlin: The Downfall and The Second World War. His latest book is Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble.
Vasily Grossman, author of Life and Fate, is considered one of the unsung geniuses of the twentieth century. Antony Beevor’s fascination with Grossman was triggered whilst researching his masterly book on Stalingrad. It led him to edit A Writer at War, a compilation of the great novelist’s astonishing wartime notebooks and journalism.