2018 Book prize short list

What You Did Not Tell

Mark Mazower

Published by: Allen Lane

“Mark Mazower’s memoir of his father is filled with history’s great events: the massacre of Jews in Lithuania and the Siege of Stalingrad among them. But Mazower brings to life not only a son’s gradual piecing together of his family’s life, but also a deep and rewarding sense of their inner lives and thoughts.” – Alex Clark

In the centenary of the Russian Revolution, What You Did Not Tell recounts a brand of socialism erased from memory – humanistic, impassioned, and broad-ranging in its sympathies. But it also explores the unexpected happiness that may await history’s losers, the power of friendship, and the love of place.