Rory MacLean is one of Britain's most innovative travel writers. His ten books, including UK best sellers 'Stalin's Nose', 'Under the Dragon' and most recently 'Berlin: Imagine a City', have challenged and invigorated the genre, and ? according to the late John Fowles ? are among works that 'marvellously explain why literature still lives'. He has won awards from the Arts Council of England and the Canada Council as well as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he divides his time between Berlin, Dorset and London where he is writer-in-residence at the Archive of Modern Conflict.