Orlando Figes


Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, and The Crimean War: A History. His latest book is Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag and his next book, Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991, will be published in April 2014.

  • Hamming Up Bulgakov

    November 14, 2013

    A new television series starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe shows that Mikhail Bulgakov is becoming better known, but not necessarily through his own words.

  • A Young Doctor's Notebook

    Ongoing

    This is an enjoyable series. There are strong performances, especially from Jon Hamm, who is wonderful to watch for his subtle blend of mordant humor and self-loathing. But it is far from a faithful version of A Country Doctor's Notebook.