About Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker is the author of Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space. His previous book was Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, a New York Times bestseller. As well as being a writer he is also an award-winning documentary director. His films have won an Emmy, a BAFTA, and the Rose d’Or, Europe’s most prestigious documentary award. He was born in London and has a BA degree in history from Oxford and an MA in the history of science from Harvard.