Sebag Montefiore wins €20k Italian history prize

Sebag Montefiore wins €20k Italian history prize

Simon Sebag Montefiore has been awarded the €20,000 Literary Prize Lupicaia del Terriccio 2017 for his book The Romanovs: 1613-1918 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).

The Lupicaia del Terriccio Prize is sponsored by the producers of the Lupicaia-Castello del Terriccio wine, and aims to promote a passion for history among the younger generation.

The judges of the prize, chaired by Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana, chose Sebag Montefiore’s book as the winner for his "meticulous and captivating narration of the history of the Romanovs". The dynasty ruled over Russia for 300 years until the Russian Revolution, which occurred 100 years ago.

Sebag Montefiore will be presented with two Magnum Lupicaia bottles and €20,000 (£17,460) at a ceremony held on 10th June in Tuscany, at the Terriccio estate, near Pisa. The ceremony will be attended by Princess Sveva Romanova, wife of Nicholas Romanovich Romanov.