About the Author
Simon Sebag Montefiore is a bestselling historian and novelist, whose books have been published in over forty languages. He read history at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, where he received his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). Catherine the Great and Potemkin
was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. Young Stalin
won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (US), Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). Jerusalem: The Biography
was number one non-fiction Sunday Times bestseller and a global bestseller and won The Book of the Year Prize from the Jewish Book Council (US). His latest history is The Romanovs, 1613–1918
He is also the author of the acclaimed novels Sashenka
and One Night in Winter
(published in French as La Cercle Poushkine). One Night in Winter
won the Political Novel of the Year Prize (UK) and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize (UK).
He has written and presented five BBC tv series on Jerusalem, Rome, Istanbul ('Byzantium: a tale of three cities'), Spain ('Blood and Gold') and Vienna, all available from bbcstore.com
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Visiting Professor of Humanities at the University of Buckingham, he lives in London.
Dr Montefiore regularly lectures around the world on history, Russia and the Middle East, and on subjects such as leadership and revolution.
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