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Antony Beevor was born in London, England, to a literary family. His mother Kinta Beevor was an author and the daughter, granddaughter, great-niece, and great-granddaughter of memoirists, journalists, and translators. His father Jack Beevor was a successful lawyer. Antony was educated at Winchester College and the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, where he studied under John Keegan. After an early career in the army, he became a full-time writer. He has published four novels, beginning with Violent Brink (1975) and more than 10 nonfiction works, many of them focused on World War II. They include Stalingrad (1998), which won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (1991), which won a Runciman Prize; and Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (1994), written with his wife Artemis Cooper. His book Berlin: The Downfall 1945, (2002), a bestseller, received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award.and was accompanied by a BBC program on his research into the subject. With his Russian research assistant, Lyubov Vinogradova, he edited the wartime papers of Vasily Grossman, published as A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945.
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