Simon Sebag Montefioreis a historian of Russia.Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partnerwas short-listed for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper and Marsh Biography prizes in Britain.Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsarwas awarded the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards.Young Stalinwon theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Prize (UK) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). His books are world bestsellers, published now in 35 languages. He is the author of a new novel,Sashenka. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Montefiore lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children. For more details, visit:www.simonsebagmontefiore.comMontefiore, Simon Sebag is the author of 'Stalin The Court Of The Red Tsar', published 2005 under ISBN 9781400076789 and ISBN 1400076781.