Educated at Oxford University, Alex Kershaw is the widely-acclaimed, prize-winning, New York Times best-selling author of twelve books, including The Longest Winter, The Bedford Boys, The First Wave, The Liberator and most recently Against All Odds. He has been a journalist for over thirty years, having written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, AARP Magazine, The Guardian and many other newspapers and magazines.
Kershaw is a popular public speaker, and designs/leads history tours around the world. He is also the Resident Historian for Friends of The National WWII Memorial and chairs the Colby Award selection committee. He lives in Washington D.C.
His book, Blood and Champagne, is currently being adapted into a tv series. His 2012 book, The Liberator, is now a four part series on Netflix. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Alex Kershaw on right with Leon Gautier and his daughter in their home in Ouistreham, France. Gautier is the last living French commando to land on D Day, 6 June 1944. He features in Kershaw's 2019 book, The First Wave, a national bestseller. Photo by John Snowdon.
My latest book, Against All Odds, is published in paperback this April. It was an instant New York Times best-seller and received a wonderful review from The Wall Street Journal and much other acclaim.
As resident historian for Friends of the National WWII Memorial I produce a monthly exclusive essay. Please find the link here.