Antony Beevor attended Winchester and Sandhurst Colleges. He served in Germany and England as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars. He is the author of various novels, as well as nonfiction works such as The Spanish Civil War, Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, which won the Runciman Prize in 1993, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943, and Berlin: The Downfall, 1945. He co-wrote Paris: Following the Liberation: 1944-1949 with his wife, Artemis Cooper. In 1999, he received the Samuel Johnson Award for Non-Fiction, the Wolfson History Prize, and the Hawthornden Prize for his book Stalingrad.