Sir Max Hastings

Hastings is an author, journalist, and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He now writes regularly for the Daily Mail and Financial Times, and reviews books for the Sunday Times and New York Review of Books. He has published 23 books, among the most recent of which are All Hell Let Loose, a history of World War II; Did You Really Shoot The Television?: A Family Fable; Finest Years: Churchill As Warlord 1940–45; Armageddon: The Battle For Germany 1944–45; and Nemesis: The Battle For Japan 1944–45. In 2008, he received the Westminster Medal of the RUSI for his lifetime contribution to military literature, and in 2009 the Edgar Wallace Trophy of the London Press Club. In 2012, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library of Chicago presented him with its $100,000 Literary Award for lifetime achievement. He was knighted in 2002 for services to journalism.