In a very special Sydney Writers’ Festival event, pre-eminent British historian and one of the greatest chroniclers of the Second World War, Antony Beevor will take to the Town Hall stage to discuss his outstanding body of work, including his latest release, Arnhem. Antony served in the 11th Hussars before writing four novels and 12 books of non-fiction (including the gripping Stalingrad). His talent as a historian and storyteller have positioned him as Britain's number one bestselling historian, earned him countless awards, and a knighthood. He’ll be introduced by Kate Evans and will talk about his gripping, authoritative works of military history – elucidating his superbly written and forensically researched account of the failed Allied paratroopers’ campaign to seize bridges leading to the Rhine in 1944, as detailed in his new bestseller. 

This event is Auslan-interpreted.

Antony Beevor (International)

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor’s books include Crete (Runciman Prize) Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson, Wolfson and Hawthornden Prizes); Berlin; The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia); D-Day (RUSI Westminster Medal); The Second World War; Ardennes 1944 (shortlist Prix Médicis); and now Arnhem, another international Number 1 Bestseller. His awards include Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France, Cross of the Order of Terra Mariana in Estonia, and Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne in Belgium. He received a knighthood in 2017. His work has been translated into thirty-three languages and has sold more than eight million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received four honorary doctorates, a fellowship of King’s College London and is a visiting professor at the University of Kent.

Kate Evans (Australian)

Kate Evans

Kate Evans is the co-host (with Cassie McCullagh) of the weekly radio show and podcast, The Bookshelf on ABC RN.