Stephen Walker is a BAFTA-winning British filmmaker and author. He was educated at Oxford and Harvard universities. He has directed around 30 films, for the BBC, the UK's Channel 4, ITV, PBS and numerous other broadcasters. He has won a BAFTA, an Emmy and two Rose d'Ors, and twice been voted in the top 10 directors in the UK by Broadcast Magazine.
'Shockwave is a stunning book, among the most immediate and thrilling works of history I have ever read.' Irish Times 'Dramatic ... an important page-turner ... admirably even-handed and smoothly written.' Entertainment Weekly 'Electrifying ...The tension and concentration of Walker's thriller-like prose elicits a visceral response.' Chicago Tribune 'Uniquely readable, immediate, and human ... an exceptionally taut and revealing chronicle.' Booklist 'Walker takes readers on a roller-coaster ride ... invite[s] comparison with John Hersey's still-classic Hiroshima.' Publishers Weekly 'Superb ... Walker writes with a sense of urgency and high drama . . . engrossing [and] saddening.' Kirkus Reviews