Keith Lowe is the author of several major works of history. His first book, Inferno, was a critically-acclaimed study of the bombing of Hamburg in 1943. His second book, Savage Continent, became a Sunday Times top ten bestseller, and went on to win both the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and Italy’s national Cherasco History Prize. It is now a standard work on the wave of violence and revenge that swept Europe after the war.The Fear and the Freedom is an intimate history of the long-term consequences of the Second World War, and the shadow that it still casts over our lives today. It was shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-fiction Crown, and has been adapted as a 12-part radio series in the Czech Republic.

His latest book, Prisoners of History, examines our monuments to the war, and asks what they are really saying about our history and ourselves.Written at a time when statues around the world were being torn down by both governments and protesters, it is a timely look at some of the world’s most important symbols of our collective past.


Lowe regularly speaks on TV and radio, and he often lectures on postwar history at venues across Europe and North America. He has written for a variety of newspapers and journals, including the Daily Telegraph, The Times , the Wall Street Journal, El Paìs and the NeueZürcherZeitung.


He lives in London with his wife and two children.












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