Biography

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian of Russia and the Middle East. POTEMKIN: Catherine the Great’s Imperial Partner was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. STALIN: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. YOUNG STALIN won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Award, and le Grande Prix de la biographie politique. JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY was a worldwide best seller. Montefiore’s books are published in more than 40 languages. He is the author of the novels SASHENKA and ONE NIGHT IN WINTER, which won the Paddy Power Political Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2014. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Dr. Montefiore graduated from Cambridge University, where he received his PhD. He lives in London.

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Books by Simon Sebag Montefiore

by Simon Sebag Montefiore - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrolls in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines---but is there a traitor among them? The only thing Benya can truly trust is his horse, Silver Socks, and that he will find no mercy in onslaught of Hitler’s troops as they push East.

by Simon Sebag Montefiore - History, Nonfiction

This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas --- some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance. It features a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets --- from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin.

by Simon Sebag Montefiore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

As Moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the Nazis, shots ring out on the crowded streets. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl --- dressed in traditional 19th-century costumes --- lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the son and daughter of high-ranking Soviet officials, they attend the most elite school in Moscow. Was it an accident, or murder? Is it a conspiracy against Stalin, or one of his own terrifying intrigues?

by Simon Sebag Montefiore - History, Nonfiction

Simon Sebag Montefiore has written an intimate and unprecedented history of Jerusalem, recounted through the lives of the men and women who created, destroyed, conquered, wrote about and believed in the Holy City through the millennia.