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 also edited A Writer at War - Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945, a compilation of the great novelist's wartime notebooks. His latest book is The Battle for Spain, a completely new edition of his 1982 book on the Spanish Civil War. In September 2005, as La Guerra Civil Espanola, it went straight to become the No 1 Bestseller in Spain. He is currently working on D-Day: From the Beaches to the Liberation of Paris, which will appear in 2009. His books have appeared in twenty-nine foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received an honorary doctorate from Kent University, and is a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London.