Orlando Figes

British historian

1959   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Trinity College, Gonville and Caius College, William Ellis School
occupation: writer, historian, academic lecturer
award received: Wolfson History Prize

Orlando Guy Figes (); is a British historian and writer known for his works on Russian and European history. He is professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London. Figes is best known for his works on Russian history, such as A People's Tragedy (1996), Natasha's Dance (2002), The Whisperers (2007), Crimea (2010) and Just Send Me Word (2012). A People's Tragedy is a study of the Russian Revolution, and combines social and political history with biographical details in a historical narrative. Figes was the historical consultant on the 2012 film Anna Karenina and also worked as the historical consultant on the 2016 BBC War & Peace television series directed by Tom Harper with a screenplay by Andrew Davies. Figes serves on the editorial board of the journal Russian History, writes for the international press, broadcasts on television and radio, reviews for the New York Review of Books, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.His books have been translated into over thirty languages
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A People's Tragedy

book by Orlando Figes




book by Orlando Figes uit 2007



Natasja's Dans

book by Orlando Figes



The Whisperers


The Crimean War


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