Simon Sebag Montefiore's bestselling and prize-winning books are now published in over 45 languages. His latest novel, Red Sky at Noon, is the third of the Moscow Trilogy of novels and is out in June. His latest historybook 'The Romanovs: 1613-1918,' has been a bestseller in many countries, the UK, Australia and the USA where it was in the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks.
Montefiore has won literary prizes for both fiction and non-fiction. His novel, 'One Night in Winter' won the Best Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize. His Moscow Trilogy of novels - Sashenka, One Night in Winter and Red Sky at Noon - is now complete.
Amongst his history books: 'Catherine the Great & 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 a global number one bestseller.
Montefiore read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University where he was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham, Dr Montefiore is the presenter of four BBC TV series Jerusalem (2011); Rome (2012) and Istanbul/Constantinople - 'Byzantium: a tale of 3 cities' (2013); Spain (2015) and Vienna (2016).
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