Professor Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh was born in London in 1955 and educated at University College London. He worked as an academic for 18 years, including posts at New College, Oxford; the London School of Economics; Cardiff University, Stanford and Rutgers.

His many books include The Racial State; Death and Deliverance; Germany Turns Eastwards; The Third Reich; Earthly Powers and Sacred Causes; Blood and Rage; and Moral Combat: A History of WW2. These have been translated into 20 languages, including Italian.

He won the 2001 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, as well as three prizes for TV documentaries based on his work, notably a British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement in 1991 for ‘Selling Murder’ (Channel 4 TV) and a NYTV Festival Award for ‘Heil Herbie’.

He writes commentaries and reviews on international affairs for many newspapers from the Wall Street Journal via the Daily Telegraph to the Daily Mail.

Michael Burleigh is married to Linden Burleigh. They live in central London.