Simon Sebag Montefiore

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About the Author

SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE is a historian of Russia. Potemkin: Catherine the Great’s Imperial Partner was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award in Britain. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar was awarded the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Award (U.K.), and the Bruno Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). His books are world best sellers, published now in thirty-five languages. He is the author of a new novel, Sashenka. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Montefiore lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children.

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