Rory MacLean is one of Britain’s most expressive and adventurous travel writers. His dozen books, including UK best-sellers Stalin’s Nose and Under the Dragon, have challenged and invigorated creative non-fiction writing, and – according to the late John Fowles – are among works that ‘marvellously explain why literature still lives’. He has won awards from the Canada Council and the Arts Council of England as well as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has written and presented over 50 BBC radio programmes and worked on movies with Marlene Dietrich and David Bowie. His latest books include Berlin: Imagine a City, a book of the year and ‘the most extraordinary work of history I've ever read’ according to the Washington Post, and Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe.
‘There is, to my mind, no one who writes quite like Rory MacLean … I will not forget this book … because of its immense tenderness of address, and because of its power to inspire.’ Robert Macfarlane