Simon Sebag-Montefiore

Simon Sebag-Montefiore

Simon Sebag-Montefiore (born 1965) is a British historian and writer. He was educated at Ludgrove, then Harrow School and read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University.

Montefiore’s books are world bestsellers, published in 33 languages. His first history book, "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 award at the 2004 British Book Awards. "Young Stalin" won "LA Times" Book Prize for Best Biography, the Costa Book Award, the Bruno Kreisky Award for Political Literature, and has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Miramax Films and Ruby Films have bought the rights and are currently developing a movie of "Young Stalin".
He also wrote the new novel, "Sashenka" and his next history book: "Jerusalem: the Biography, a fresh history of the Middle East".

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children. His father-in-law is the landowner Charles Palmer-Tomkinson, his sister-in-law the socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, and his friends include Prince Charles and Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

Books

* "Jerusalem: the Biography, a fresh history of the Middle East", ...

* "101 World Heroes", 2009

* "Monsters – History's most evil men and women", 2008

* "Young Stalin", 2008

* "My Affair with Stalin", 2004

* "", 2005, 2004

* "Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partner", 2005
"Catherine the Great and Potemkin", 2004

* "Speeches that Changed the World: The Stories and Transcripts of the Moments that Made History", 2008, 2007
"Speeches that Changed the World", 2007

* "Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution: Bolshevik Self-Portraits (Annals of Communism Series)" with Alexander Vatlin, Larisa Malashenko and Vadim A. Staklo, 2006

* "A History of Caucasus", 2005

* "King's Parade", 1992

; Fiction

* "Sashenka", 2008

External links

* [http://www.simonsebagmontefiore.com/ Author website]


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