Buckingham Literary Festival
Hunter St, Buckingham, MK18 1EG
19-May-16 to 19-May-21
Fri, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Victor Sebestyen examines the origins and legacy of the Cold War - lessons from the frontline of an ideological clash of civilisations.
Victor Sebestyen was born in Budapest. He was a child when his family left Hungary as refugees. As a journalist, he has worked for numerous British newspapers, including the London Evening Standard, The Times and The Daily Mail. He has contributed to many American publications, including The New York Times. He reported widely from Eastern Europe when Communism collapsed and the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. He covered the wars in former Yugoslavia and the breakup of the Soviet Union. At The London Evening Standardhe was foreign editor, media editor and chief leader writer.
He has been a speaker at universities, literary festivals and conferences throughout Europe and the United States. He sits on The Advisory Council of The UK based Wilton Park, the think tank and discussion forum for international affairs.
He just published his new book 1946: Making The Modern World (Macmillan) about the aftermath of the Second World War.
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