Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Five top books about Moscow

As a historian, Simon Sebag Montefiore's works include Jerusalem: The Biography, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Young Stalin, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Prize (UK), and Le Grand Prix de Biographie Politique (France). His novels include the critically acclaimed Sashenka and the newly released One Night in Winter.

One title on the author's list of five top books about Moscow:
I love all Andre├» Makine’s novels. But Requiem for the East (2001) is the best. Mysterious, tragic and doomed, his characters are KGB spies moving between Moscow and Africa and the Middle East, destroyed by their secrets and their tragic loves.
Read about the other books on the list at the Telegraph.

--Marshal Zeringue