Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash is the author of ten books of 'history of the present' which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last half-century. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear in the New York Review of Books, Prospect and other journals, and he writes a column in the Guardian which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Prizes he has received for his writing include the Somerset Maugham Award, George Orwell Prize and the International Charlemagne Prize. His most recent books are a new edition of The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague and Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.