Timothy Garton Ashis Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow Emeritusat St Antony’s College, University of Oxford,anda Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of eleven books of contemporary history and political writing which have explored many facets of the history of Europe over the last half-century. They includeThe Polish Revolution: Solidarity, The File: A Personal History, InEurope’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent, Facts are Subversive:Political Writing from a Decade without a Name and Free Speech: Ten Principles For a Connected World. He also writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian,which is widely syndicated, and is a regular contributor to theNew York Review of Books, among otherjournals. From 2001 to 2006, he was Director of the European Studies Centre at St Antony's College,Oxford, where he now chairsthe Dahrendorf Programme.The Magic Lantern:The Revolution of ’89Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, & Praguewas reissued in 2019with a new chapter exploring the 30 years since 1989 in post-communist Europe.His latest book, Homelands: A Personal History of Europe, appeared in 2023and translations into22other European languages have either been publishedor are in preparation.Prizes he has received for his writing include the Somerset Maugham Award, thePrix Européen de l'Essai and the George Orwell Prize. In 2017, he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of the city of Aachen, for services to European unity.

His books include ‘Und willst Du nicht mein Bruder sein …’ Die DDR heute (1981), a book published in West Germany about what was then still East Germany; The Polish Revolution: Solidarity (1983); The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe (1989); We the People: The Revolution of '89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague (1990); In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (1993); The File: A Personal History (1997); History of the Present: Essays, Sketches and Despatches from Europe in the 1990s (1997), Free World: Why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time (2004) and, most recently, Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name (2009).