Brian Moynahan is an English journalist and historical writer. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in history with first class honours. After this time he became a journalist with The Yorkshire Post, Town Magazine, and The Times. He was also European Editor of The Sunday Times. Since 1989 he has concentrated on writing histories while continuing to write for British and American newspapers.
He has written a dozen books since his first, the best-selling Airport International. They include The Claws of the Bear, The Russian Century, The Faith: A History of Christianity and If God Spare My Life, a biography of William Tyndale.
His latest book, Leningrad Symphony, charting the terrible winter in Leningrad in 1941-2 and the progress of Shostakovich and his score, will be published in August 2012 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the symphony’s first performance.