Bestselling Author Simon Sebag Montefiore

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Red Sky at Noon is the new novel by Simon Sebag Montefiore, the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanovs and Jerusalem. This wartime thriller and adventure story is set on horseback in the grasslands of south Russia during WW2. Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis and fight for his redemption. Note Changed Time: Talk begins at 1:30 pm

Interview with Montefiore on NPR's Scott Simon Weekend Edition Saturday 1/6/18.

Community partners: Russian Conversation Group and the History Book Discussion Group

"The gripping final instalment of the Moscow Trilogy tells of a man wrongly imprisoned in the Gulags and his fight for redemption. Meticulously researched ... In this searing tale of love and war, most moving is the redemptive relationship between a soldier and a nurse that blooms amid the brutality. An homage to the author's favourite Russian writers and the Western masterpieces of Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy and Elmore Leonard, such influences pervade this atmospheric tale told in the author's distinct own voice." - The Observer

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s prize-winning, bestselling novels are published in twenty-seven languages. Red Sky at Noon is the last of the acclaimed “Moscow Trilogy,” which includes Sashenka and One Night in Winter, which was long-listed for the Orwell Prize. Montefiore’s nonfiction books include Jerusalem: The Biography, a #1 Holiday Book Pick on the TODAY show, Young Stalin, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, and most recently, The Romanovs, which was a New York Times bestseller. 

Author photo credit: Jeremy Young

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