Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of a number of prize-winning books that have been published in forty-eight languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; STALIN: THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the BBA History Book of the Year Prize; YOUNG STALIN won the Costa Biography Award, the LA Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique; JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY won the JBC Book of the Year Prize and the Wenjin Book Prize in China; THE ROMANOVS: 1613-1918 won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Book Prize. He is the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels: SASHENKA, RED SKY AT NOON and ONE NIGHT IN WINTER, which won the Political Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of WRITTEN IN HISTORY: LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and the forthcoming VOICES OF HISTORY: SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
Vast and dazzling ... utterly compelling from start to finish - SUNDAY TIMES A powerful achievement ... at once a scholarly record and an exuberantly written popular tour de force - NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS Astoundingly ambitious and triumphantly epic - DAILY TELEGRAPH Simon Sebag Montefiore's history of Jerusalem is a labour of love and scholarship ... he has a wonderful ear for the absurdities and adventurers of the past - INDEPENDENT