Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of prize-winning books that have been published in forty-eight languages. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards; Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award, the LA Times Book Prize for Biography, the Kreisky Prize and the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique; Jerusalem: The Biography won the JBC Book of the Year Prize and the Wenjin Book Prize in China; The Romanovs: 1613-1918 won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Book Prize. He is the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels: Sashenka, Red Sky at Noon and One Night in Winter, which won the Political Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of Written in History: Letters that Changed the World and Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World.

He is the author with Santa Montefiore of the Royal Rabbits of London children’s series: Royal Rabbits of London (2016), Escape from the Tower (2017), The Great Diamond Chase (2018), The Hunt for the Golden Carrot (2019). 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. He is also the author of Titans of History, a survey of key figures of politics, war and culture – an updated edition was published in 2017.

His latest book, The World: A Family History was published by Orion on 27 October 2022.

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