Simon sebag montefiores new novel, set during world war ii, follows a jewish political prisoner whos pressed into a battalion of convicts and cossacks and sent to fight the nazis on horseback. His books are published in 48 languages and are worldwide bestsellers. Simon sebag montefiores prizewinning, bestselling novels are published in twentyseven languages. Simon sebag montefiore speakers bureau and booking agent. The house of romanov introduction acknowledgements and sources note. They met through historian andrew roberts, who believed they were made for each other, given that of all the people he knew, they were the only two that could recite the evita by heart. Simon sebag montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of prizewinning works of history, novels and books for children. The biography, young stalin, catherine the great and potemkin and the romanovs, as well as the moscow trilogy of novels and the royal rabbits of london for children.
He is the author of the international bestsellers stalin. A story of conspiracy, drunken coups, assassination, torture, impaling, breaking on the wheel, lethal floggings with the knout, sexual and alcoholic excess, charlatans and pretenders, flamboyant wealth based on a grinding serfdom, and, not surprisingly, a vicious cycle of repression and revolt. In 1998, she married simon sebag montefiore the writer and historian in a jewish wedding. The almost unfathomable scale of his crimesas many as 20 million soviets died in his purges and infamous gulaghas given him the lasting distinction as a personification of evil in the twentieth century. In december 2011, simon sebag montefiore presented on bbc four a threepart history of jerusalem, based on his book and by the title jerusalem. Few qualify as great in the sense of tolstoy or balzac but i. His father was stephen eric sebag montefiore 19262014 and his mother was phyllis april sebag montefiore. The romanovs 161918 by simon sebag montefiore, book. The court of the red tsar won the history book of the year prize at the british book awards. Simon sebag montefiore chose the road less traveled as a war correspondent before returning to history.
Simon sebag montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of prizewinning novels, histories and books for children. Alain elkann interviews historian simon sebag montefiore, an historian of russia and the middle east. He has been awarded the literary prize lupicaia del terriccio 2017 for his meticulous and captivating narration of the history of the romanovs in his book the romanovs. Simon sebag montefiore is a historian of russia and the middle east.
Catherine the great and potemkin was shortlisted for the samuel johnson prize. Simon sebag montefiore read history at cambridge university. A modern montefiore takes on jerusalem the times of israel. Simon sebag montefiore to complete trilogy the bookseller. Orion is publishing two books by historian and novelist simon sebag montefiore. In the bestselling tradition of doctor zhivago and sophies choice, a sweeping epic of russia from the last days of the tsars to todays age of oligarchs by the. His nonfiction books are authoritative, very readable, and popular. Also a novelist, sebag completes his moscow trilogy in june 2017 with the. Masha gessen and simon sebag montefiore perth writers festival 2016 duration. Discover book depositorys huge selection of simon sebag montefiore books online.
Washington post book world in his stunningly comprehensive history, simon sebag montefiore covers 3,000plus years of the earths most fiercely contested piece of geography. His books are international bestsellers, and have been published in more than thirtyfive languages. From publishers website fifty years after his death, stalin remains a figure of powerful and dark fascination. The family are pictured at a book launch in 2008 mr sebag montefiore, whose history books have been praised by world leaders, says the past informs jews that should leave countries before. Deeply researched, utterly credible and like all of simon sebag montefiore s books, loads of atmosphere and very readable. I had been looking for a book on the romanov dynasty and this was exactly what i was looking for. Simon sebag montefiore suggests hell leave uk if labour.
Autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. Simon sebag montefiore is the bestselling and prizewinning writer of history and fiction whose books are published in 48 languages. Reading simon sebag montefiores stalin, it seems at first that the author is preoccupied with accounts of murder. Books by simon sebag montefiore author of the romanovs. Sebag montefiore does provide a helpful cast list at the beginning of each chapter and sprinkles the book with colourful nicknames such as the scorpion, the windbag and the baby brigand son of. There are beautiful shots of city and its monuments, but for me too many of historical errors some of them. Red sky at noon by simon sebag montefiore, paperback. Different from the others in the trilogy as most of the action takes place on the front line. Simon sebag montefiore is one of our more prominent historians. Contact all american speakers bureau to inquire about speaking fees and availability, and book the best keynote speaker for your next. Biography and booking information for simon sebag montefiore, noted historian and international bestselling author of jerusalem and young stalin. Catherine the great and potemkin was shortlisted for the samuel johnson, duff cooper, and marsh biography prizes. In red sky at noon, a western on the eastern front. Simon sebag montefiore books list of books by author.
Simon sebag montefiore biography simon sebag montefiore was born in 1965 and read history at gonville and caius college, cambridge university, where he received his doctorate of philosophy phd. Simon sebag montefiores blockbuster history of the romanov dynasty was a great choice for me to read prior to my much anticipated trip to st. History in the making settling down didnt come naturally to simon sebag montefiore, the english banking scion with a playboy reputation who. Montefiore is a master of colorful and telling details and anecdotes. Simon sebag montefiore has 62 books on goodreads with 149875 ratings. He is a fellow of the royal society of literature and is married to the. Century has acquired the next novel by simon sebag montefiore, which will be the final novel in the russiaset trilogy that began with sashenka bantam press and one night in winter century. The biography, young stalin, catherine the great and potemkin and the romanovs, as well as the moscow trilogy of novels and. A new account of the russian dynasty, spanning 300 years, relishes the sex and violence but lacks an. Alain elkann interviews historian simon sebag montefiore. I read many wonderful novels though i now find the idea of literary fiction obsolete. Montefiore to celebrate the letter in next book the. Inside a monsters mind biography books the guardian.
Simon sebag montefiore s the romanovs is epic history on the grandest scale. Letters that changed the world, is a selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, including letters on power, love, art, sex, faith, war. His account is admirably dispassionate and balanced. Simon sebag montefiore is the author of at least eight nonfiction. Book tvs peter slen interviews simon sebag montefiore in london about the history of jerusalem, joseph stalin, and mr montefiores influential ancestors. Red sky at noon is the last of the acclaimed moscow trilogy, which includes sashenka and one night in winter, which was longlisted for the orwell prize. Simon sebag montefiore is a british historian and novelist. His tv series are also a perfect balance between education and entertainment. The biography, author simon sebag montefiore digs through millennia of evidence and anecdote to find the beating heart of a city long pressed into service as a. For those of us passionate about history, he is spreading the word with great success. Book tv interviewed simon sebag montefiore in london about the history of jerusalem, his influential ancestors and joseph stalin.958 373 1016 47 1548 631 1537 1485 1519 1335 1540 1110 775 1034 66 1356 296 1148 477 469 1013 245 757 190 1389 1173 1483 1347 1087 1456 27 1260 1140 302 233 780 294 1323 189 748 991 1150 1254