2015 WINNER

Serhii Plokhy

Serhii Plokhy


The Last Empire

By Serhii Plokhy


THE 2015 SHORTLIST

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book. Peter Finn and Petra Couvée (Harvill Secker/Vintage Books)

Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into Russia’s haunted hinterland. Jacek Hugo-Bader, translated by Antonia Lloyd Jones (Portobello Books)

St Petersburg: Shadows of the past. Catriona Kelly (Yale University Press)

Stalin Volume I: Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928. Stephen Kotkin (Penguin Press)

The Last Empire: The final days of the Soviet Union. Serhii Plokhy (Oneworld Publications)

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The surreal heart of the new Russia. Peter Pomerantsev (Faber)

Click on author names (above) to read exclusive Pushkin House interviews with each.