Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh was born and educated in London. He was a senior academic for eighteen years before deciding to write full-time in 2001. He is Senior Fellow at LSE Ideas, the world's Nr 1 ranked university-based think tank. Michael has won three major film awards for television documentaries (including 'Selling Murder' which won a BFI award) as well as the 2001 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, for which he was also long listed for another book in 2013. He is married and lives in central London although he travels extensively, particularly in Asia. In 2012 he won the Nonino International Master of His Time Prize for his lifetime's work. His new book, Day of the Assassins: A History of Political Murder will be published on 27th May by Picador Macmillan.
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