A.D. Miller studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton. His debut novel, Snowdrops – a study in moral degradation set in modern Russia – was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2011, and for the James Tait Black Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the CWA Gold Dagger and the Galaxy National Book Awards. It has been translated into 25 languages. His second novel, The Faithful Couple, a story of friendship and remorse, was published in 2015; his third, Independence Square, a tale of revolution and betrayal set between Kyiv and London, was published in 2020. His first book was The Earl of Petticoat Lane (2006), an acclaimed memoir of immigration, class, the Blitz and the underwear industry that was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize.
Since joining The Economist in 2000, A.D. Miller has been its Moscow correspondent, Bagehot columnist, correspondent in the American South and Culture Editor. Since 2021 he has written Back Story, the magazine’s biweekly column on culture. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph and Spectator, among other publications. His reporting from Russia was shortlisted three times for the David Watt Prize. In 2014 he won Travel Story of the Year at the FPA Media Awards, for a piece about spending 24 hours at a motorway service station.
A.D. Miller has served as a judge for the Wingate Prize and the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, and has written introductions to novellas by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. He is a trustee of the Human Dignity Trust. He uses his initials because another novelist already had his name.