Alex von Tunzelmann

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Alex von Tunzelmann (born 1977) is a British historian and author.


Tunzelmann was educated in Brighton and at University College, Oxford. There she read history and edited both Cherwell and Isis. She has worked primarily as a researcher and lives in London.

Books and writings[edit]

She has contributed to The Political Animal by Jeremy Paxman, The Truth About Markets by John Kay, Does Education Matter? by Alison Wolf, and Not on the Label by Felicity Lawrence. She has been recognized as a Financial Times Young Business Writer of the Year. Most recently she has collaborated with Jeremy Paxman on his book, On Royalty.

Recently, she has begun writing a weekly column for The Guardian entitled "Reel history", in which she discusses and rates popular films for their historical accuracy. She has also written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, BBC Lonely Planet Magazine, and The Daily Beast.[1] She is currently working on a book about the Suez Crisis of 1956. A film based on her book Indian Summer is currently in development with Working Title Films.


  1. ^ "Alex von Tunzelmann Writer". United Agents. Retrieved 9 August 2014. .
  2. ^ "Red Heat by Alex von Tunzelmann". YouTube. Random House of Canada. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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