At the time of his death, Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies at New York University. In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2009 Judt was awarded a Special Orwell Prize for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to British Political writing. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (2005) was a runner up for the 2006 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
Sinewy analysis and supple prose, as clear and refreshing as a mountain stream -- Christopher Silvester * Telegraph * One of the most remarkable books on politics to have appeared for a very long time -- John Gray * Literary Review * Elegant, courageous and deeply humane -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times *