Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s bestselling and prize-winning books are now published in over forty-five languages. His new book The Romanovs: 1613–1918 has been universally acclaimed and is already a bestseller in the UK, Australia, and the USA where it was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks. Montefiore has won literary prizes for both fiction and nonfiction. His latest novel, One Night in Winter won the Best Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize. He is now writing the third novel in this trilogy. Follow Simon on Twitter at @SimonMontefiore. For more information visit

Books by this Author

Escape from the Palace
Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase
The Royal Rabbits of London
The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower


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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