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Simon Sebag Montefiore

The bestselling and acclaimed author Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new novel, the third and final book in his Moscow Trilogy, Red Sky at Noon (Pegasus, 2018), writing, books and more, with Joseph Planta.


Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montefiore (Pegasus, 2018).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Red Sky at Noon [1]


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Simon Sebag Montefiore joins me now. The acclaimed and bestselling historian and author has just published a new novel, Red Sky at Noon, the third and final novel from his Moscow Trilogy. Set during an epic cavalry ride across the hot grasslands outside Stalingrad during World War II. It’s gotten outstanding notices. It features the character Benya Golden, a Jewish writer, wrongly imprisoned in a Gulag. He joins a battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. I’ll get Mr. Montefiore to tell us about his book and the themes discussed in it and throughout his work. His nonfiction books include Jerusalem: The Biography, The Romanovs, and Young Stalin, among many others. Visit www.simonsebagmontefiore.com [2] or his Twitter handle @simonmontefiore [3]. This new book is published by Pegasus Books. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto, Simon Montefiore; Mr. Montefiore, good morning.