Rory MacLean

Rory MacLean is the author of ten books including the UK top tens Stalin’s Nose and Under the Dragon. On his research journeys, he walked through the newly-opened Berlin Wall, met Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon while she was under house arrest and interviewed Pashtun elders at the Kacha Garhi refugee camp after the destruction of the World Trade Center. He has written about the missing civilians of the Yugoslav Wars [1][2] for the ICRC, on divided Cyprus for the UNDP/Committee on Missing Persons, about Berlin for the Goethe Institut and on North Korea for the British Council. 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. His new book Berlin: Imagine a City — ‘the most extraordinary work of history I’ve ever read’ according to the Washington Post and one of the paper’s top tens of 2014 – is published by Hachette Canada.

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