Oliver Bullough grew up in Wales, studied modern history at Oxford and moved to St Petersburg
in 1999. He stayed in Russia for much of the next seven years, working mostly as a correspondent
for Reuters specialising in Chechnya and the Caucasus region. Since returning to Britain in 2006,
he has written three books. First, Let Our Fame Be Great, a travel and history book published by
Penguin in 2010, which described his journeys to fi nd the scattered peoples of the mountains.
It was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in the UK, and won the Cornelius Ryan award in the US.
His second book, The Last Man in Russia, was published to brilliant reviews in 2013. The latest is
called Moneyland, and tells the story of how the world’s super-rich have broken free of democratic
control, and formed their own nomadic global community. He’s also a regular contributor to the
Guardian long read.