Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is the author of eight books of political writing or 'history of the present' that have charted the transformation of Europe over the last three decades. He is Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and his weekly column for the Guardian is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has received many awards for his writing, including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Orwell Prize.



In the future, there will probably be streets in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest bearing the name of Timothy Garton AshKarel Kyncl

A wonderful combination of first-class reporting, brilliant political analysis and reflection.
New York Times Book Review

[Garton Ash's] own involvement in these events, intellectual and emotional, is of such intensity that he can speak... from the inside as well as from the outside. Yet the sense of historic dimension... is never lost. And the quality of the writing places it clearly in the category of good literature.
George Kennan

Along with the historian's long view, Garton Ash has an eye and an ear for the telling detail.
Washington Post Book World