READ, Anthony. British, b. 1935. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, History, Military/Defense/Arms control, Theatre, Biography. Career: Full-time writer since 1973. Copywriter, Wakefield Advertising, 1954; Assistant Publicity Manager, Birlec Ltd., 1956-58; Ed., Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1959-60; Ed., Newman Neame Ltd., London, 1960-63; Producer and Story Ed., BBC, London, 1963-73. Publications: The True Book about the Theatre, 1964; (with D. Fisher) Operation Lucy: The Most Secret Spy Ring of the Second World War, 1980, 1981; Colonel Z (biography), 1983; (with D. Fisher) The Deadly Embrace: Hitler, Stalin, and the Nazi-Soviet Pact 1939-1941, 1988; Kristallnacht: Unleashing the Holocaust, 1989; (with Ray Bearse) Conspirator: The Untold Story of Tyler Kent, 1991; (with D. Fisher) The Fall of Berlin, 1992, 1993; (with D. Fisher) Berlin: The Biography of a City, 1994. Author of television plays, films, series and serials. Address: c/o David Higham Associates Ltd, 5-8 Lower John St., Golden Square, London W1R 4HA, England.