Dr Simon Sebag Montefiore is a bestselling prizewinning historian and novelist whose books are published in 48 languages. He is author of the Moscow Trilogy novels, Sashenka, One Night in Winter (which won Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize) and Red Sky at Noon; and the histories Catherine the Great & Potemkin (now being developed by Angelina Jolie and Universal Pictures), Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar (which won History Book of the Year Prize), Young Stalin (which won LA Times Biography and Costa Biography prizes), Jerusalem: the Biography which was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller and his latest, The Romanovs. All of these are now being developed as movies/TV dramas.
He was awarded his doctorate of philosophy from Gonville & Caius College Cambridge and is a Visiting Professor at Buckingham University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
His latest book is Written in History: Letters that Changed the World.