Sir Antony Beevor is an award winning writer and military historian. His work has appeared in thirty two languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
A regular officer with the 11th Hussars, he left the Army after five years to focus on his passion for writing. He has published four novels, and twelve books of non-fiction.
His most recent publication, Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble, has received many 5 star reviews, including form the Telegraph. He is the author of Crete – The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize for Literature), Berlin – The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), and D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the Royal United Services Institute Westminster Medal). His book, The Second World War, was another No. 1 international bestseller.
In 2014 he received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing and in 2016 the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History.
This event is part of the Prudential Series of talks by exceptional people with extraordinary lives.