Alex Christofi has acquired his first project for Oneworld Publications: a new title confronting the 'new Cold War', authored by Sunday Times' foreign editor Peter Conradi.
Christofi, commissioning editor, acquired world English rights to Who Lost Russia? from Charlotte Seymour at Andrew Nurnberg Associates.
The book will draw on official archives in Moscow, Washington and London, as well as extensive interviews with policy makers and diplomats. Conradi, who co-wrote the international bestseller The King’s Speech (Quercus), is a fluent Russian speaker, and was based in Moscow as a foreign correspondent during the key years between 1988 and 1995.
Christofi said: “This book will explain the failures of the West to understand Russia on its own terms, laying out the bigger picture behind the current crisis in relations. This is a book we sorely need, written with great authority.”
Seymour said: “I couldn't be more delighted to work with Alex on his first acquisition for the unstoppable Oneworld team.”
The book will be published to mark the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union on 26th December 2016.