Tony Judt is the author or editor of thirteen books, most recently Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century. His book Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 has been translated into nineteen languages and was awarded the European Book Prize. Professor Judt is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times and many other journals in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East. In 2009 he was awarded The Orwell Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Born in London in 1948, Tony Judt was educated at Cambridge University and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. After teaching in Cambridge, Oxford, and UC Berkley he moved to New York Univeristy where he has served as Chair of the History Department, Dean for Humanities, University Professor and Director of the Remarque Institute which he founded in 1995.