Chairperson: Diarmaid Ferriter
"Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history."
The best-selling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day: The Battle for Normandy makes a special visit to Dublin Writers Festival.
No other writer captures the raw experience of war like Antony Beevor. In Stalingrad he compelled us to look into the face of battle itself, combining ‘a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist’ (Sunday Telegraph). In Berlin he made us ‘feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own.’ (Spectator). Now, in D-Day: The Battle for Normandy – the third instalment in his award-winning trilogy of Second World War classics – he once again translates 'the dry stuff of military history into a human drama of the most vivid and moving kind' (Sunday Times).
Join him as he explores the courage, cruelty and compassion that defined these world-changing events.