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Overreach by Owen Matthews wins the Pushkin House Book Prize


We are delighted to share that Overreach: The Inside Story of Putin’s War Against Ukraine by Owen Matthews has won the 11th Pushkin House Book Prize.

Established in 2013 to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about Russia, and now in its eleventh year, the Pushkin House Book Prize highlights non-fiction books in English which combine readability, originality and excellence in research.

Elena Sudakova, Executive Director of Pushkin House said: ‘With the Pushkin House Book Prize we aim to present to a broad public books that will stimulate urgently-needed reflection and discussion, supported by scholarly research and evidence contributing to open discourse. Overreach fits that role extremely well.’

Ekaterina Schulmann, chair of the judges, said: Overreach is an impressive achievement: a work of accessible history, with very vivid writing, depth and historical sweep, which helps explain the context of Russia’s current war.”

Overreach is available in hardback and a Revised & Updated paperback edition from Mudlark, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Congratulations, Owen!

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