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Orlando Figes

Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK

Orlando Figes is professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London. He graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he was Professor of History and a fellow of Trinity College. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of numerous books on the history of Russia, including A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 —which won the Los Angeles Times award as well as many others—Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia or The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia (2007).

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