Invisible University for Ukraine

I’ve recently returned from Budapest where I was giving a lecture for the Central European University’s intensive winter school programme, part of the ‘Invisible University’ for students from Ukraine.

Best foreign-language publication promoting Poland’s history

On 6th December 2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau granted prizes and honourable mentions in the sixth edition of the History Competition

2022 Pilecki International Book Awards

Surviving Katyń has been awarded second prize in the category historical reportage for the 2022 Witold Pilecki International Book Awards.

The best books about . . .

I’ve spent the past few years writing about the 1940 Katyń Massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war by Stalin’s NKVD and the decades-long cover-up of their crime . . .

Artists’ Residency in France

I’ve recently returned from a 10-day residency at Sainte Valière in France and would highly recommend it. Sainte Valière is a unique proposition as a residency, providing visiting artists with the luxury of solitude to work . . .

Surviving Katyń longlisted for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2022

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the voice for the value of literature in the UK, has today unveiled the longlist for the 2022 RSL Ondaatje Prize.

Mark Lynton History Prize 2022

Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University are pleased to announce the 2022 shortlist for the Mark Lynton History Prize.

Chelsea History Festival

 I will be speaking about my new book, Surviving Katyń, at the Chelsea History Festival on 23rd September 2021 in an event chaired by historian Roger Moorhouse.

Capturing the Spanish Civil War

Do have a listen to this podcast from the successful Warfare podcast by History Hit which I recorded recently with James Rogers to coincide with the 85th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.