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Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Born in London in 1959, he graduated with a Double-Starred First from Cambridge University, where he was a Lecturer in History and Fellow of Trinity College from 1984 to 1999. He is the author of many books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924, which in 1997 received the Wolfson Prize, the NCR Book Award, the W.H. Smith Literary Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002) was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (2007), which is featured here. Crimea: The Last Crusade (2010) and Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (2012). His agent is Rogers, Coleridge and White. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A list of his foreign publishers is available here. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Crimea: The Last Crusade

Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag

Crimea: The Last Crusade

Crimea: The Last Crusade

The Whisperers: Life in Stalin's Russia (paperback)

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (paperback)

The Whisperers: Life in Stalin's Russia (hardback)

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (hardback)

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

A People's Tragedy: Russian Revolution, 1891-1924

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924

Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917

Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917

Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-21

Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-21

 


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