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Simon Sebag Montefiore

By 19th March 2017July 9th, 2024Speakers-2021, Speakers-2022, Speakers-2023, Speakers-2024

Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author whose prize-winning books have been published in forty-eight languages. Catherine the Great and Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Prize; Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (USA), the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize (Austria); Jerusalem: The Biography won the JBC Book of the Year Prize (USA) and the Wenjin Book Prize (China); The Romanovs: 1613-1918 won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Book Prize (Italy); and The World was The Times History Book of the Year. 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.