Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore's bestselling and prize-winning books are now published in over forty-five languages and he has won prizes for both his histories and his novels. In non-fiction, he is the author of The Romanovs: 1613–1918,  Catherine the Great & Potemkin,  Young Stalin,  Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar, and Jerusalem: the Biography. He is also the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels Sashenka, Red Sky at Noon and One Night in Winter which won the Best Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize. With his wife Santa Montefiore, he is the author of the children's Royal Rabbits of London series. Follow Simon on Twitter at @SimonMontefiore. For more information visit

Books by this Author

Royal Rabbits of London #3
The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower
The Royal Rabbits Of London


Author Voices

November 17, 2008

I have loved writing my novel Sashenka.  I have spent the last ten years writing history books on Russian rulers.   Each work was based on minute and colossal archival research in Russia:  first the biography of Prince Potemkin and Catherine the Great, and then two studies of Stalin: one on his life before the revolution  and the other a portrait of Stalin in power.  They were huge enterprises and I was lucky that I was able to find massive new amounts of material.  Throughout my researches, I was coming across fascinating fragments of people's lives that I was storing in my mind to... see more


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