Australian historian and University of Cambridge Professor Christopher Clark is one of the foremost experts on German history. His book, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, was described by the London Review of Books as “breathtakingly good” and described politicians who “watchful but unseeing, haunted by dreams”, blindly led their peoples into a war no-one wanted. In this and his other celebrated books, Christopher explores what history can teach us about today, and if remembering is enough to avoid repeating its worst mistakes.
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Christopher Clark is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He is the author of books including The Politics of Conversion, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Iron Kingdom, and his latest book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 was named as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year and won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History.
Steven Gale is a festival programmer and moderator based in London. He has worked at theatres in England and Scotland, and taught at universities in Ireland and the United States. From 2016 to 2018, Steven was a cultural events producer at the British Library. He has chaired over 450 author sessions at literary festivals worldwide.