Simon S Montefiore
Simon Sebag Montefiore was born in 1965 and studied history at Cambridge University's Gonville & Caius College. The Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Awards were all shortlisted for Catherine the Great & Potemkin. The British Book Awards awarded Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar the Historical Book of the Year Prize. Young Stalin received the Costa Biography Award in the United Kingdom, the LA Times Book Prize in Biography in the United States, the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique in France, and the Kreisky Prize for Political Writing in Austria. He resides in London with his wife, novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children.