Simon Sebag Montefiore: The World

Simon Sebag Montefiore event promo graphic. Includes author headshot & (THE WORLD) cover.
Monday, May 29, 2023 - 7:00pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
The World: A Family History of Humanity By Simon Sebag Montefiore Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525659532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 16th, 2023

BookPeople welcomes Simon Sebag Montefiore to celebrate the release of THE WORLD: A Family History of Humanity. The event will include an author discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.


  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 7:00 PM
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: The Second Floor of BookPeople
  • The author will be signing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople.


  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
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A magisterial world history unlike any other that tells the story of humanity through the one thing we all have in common: families • From the New York Times best-selling author of The Romanovs

“Succession meets Game of Thrones.” —The Spectator • “The author brings his cast of dynastic titans, rogues and psychopaths to life…An epic that both entertains and informs.” —The Economist, Best Books of the Year


SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE is a historian of Russia and the Middle East whose books are published in more than forty languages. Catherine the Great and Potemkin was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards, and Young Stalin won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Award, and le Grande Prix de la biographie politique. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in London.

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