Owen Matthews

Owen Matthews is a British writer, historian, and journalist. His first book, Stalin’s Children, was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Books Award, the Orwell Prize for political writing, and France’s Prix Medicis Etranger.

His books have been translated into 28 languages. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine. Matthews has lectured on Russian history and politics at Columbia University’s Harriman Centre, St Antony’s College Oxford, and the Journalism Faculty of Moscow State University.

Books in order of publication:

Stalin’s Children: Three Generations of Love and War – 2008

Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America – 2013

Black Sun – 2019

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent – 2019

Red Traitor – 2021

%d bloggers like this: