Alex Kershaw


     Alex Kershaw is the bestselling author of many highly acclaimed works of history. His next book, Avenue of Spies: The True Story of Terror, Espionage and One America Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris will be published in August 2015). He is also the author of The Liberator, the powerfully drawn narrative of a U.S. infantry officer who led his unit through a record 500 days in combat from Salerno to Dachau (Crown 2012).

    His 2003 biography of the war photographer Robert Capa enjoyed international acclaim and was translated into over a dozen languages. Both The Bedford Boys (2003) and The Longest Winter (2004) were New York Times bestsellers and firmly established his reputation as a master storyteller. His 2006 book, The Few, optioned by Michael Mann and Tom Cruise, was selected as the Military Book Club’s first ever book of the year. His 2008 book, Escape from the Deep, is also currently being adapted for the screen. The Envoy (October 2010), tells the story of the Holocaust’s greatest hero, Raoul Wallenberg.

     A graduate of University College, Oxford, where he gained a masters degree in politics and philosophy, he worked as a features writer for over a decade on The Guardian, The Sunday Times and other UK publications before moving to the U.S. in 1994. He lives with his family in western Massachusetts.