Paullina Simons' novel, "The Bronze Horseman" was shortlisted for the WHSmith's Thumping Good Read award.
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad and emigrated to the United States in 1973. Tatiana and Alexander is her fifth novel. She lives in New York with her husband and four children.
'Pulling off the passionate love story embedded in a truly epic narrative is a difficult thing to do. Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind remains the blueprint for the genre, while Tolstoy's War and Peace carries off the literary honours ... it's quickly apparent that the Russian-born author Paullina Simons has the measure of this kind of epic romantic saga. The power of her descriptive writing, the vividness of the historical detail and, most of all, the strength of her central characters mark out her novel as a considerable achievement ... she is able to make some powerful statements about the durability of the human spirit, but never at the expense of descriptive passages refulgent with power and beauty' Barry Forshaw, amazon