Shaun Walker is a british publicist and journalist based in Budapest, Hungary. He is an expert on political history of Eastern and Middle Europe. He has lived in Russia for more than ten years and was working as a correspondent for The Guardian. Before that, he was a correspondent for The Independent from Russia.
Walker studied Russian and Soviet history at Oxford University. Some of his famous books are The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past, Odessa Dreams: The Dark Heart of Ukraine's Online Marriage Industry, Our Cosmic Family: We are all brothers and sisters, Un-Making a Murderer: The Framing of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.
Readers, especially ones in the West were particularly interested in The Long Hangover, mostly because of the author's new and critical view of the Russian reality, as well as the history of the Soviet Union.