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Life Writing Research and Reading Series - Eva Hoffman

Date:13 October 2010, 6:00pm to
13 October 2010, 8:00pm
Location:Room JG2002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus

Eva Hoffman, "Switching Genres and Mixing Them Up: A Writer's Perspective"

Eva Hoffman grew up in Cracow, Poland, where she studied piano at the Cracow School of music, before emigrating in her teens to Canada and then the United States. After receiving her Ph. D. in English and American literature from Harvard University, she worked as senior editor at The New York Times, serving for a while as one of its main literary critics. She has taught literature and creative writing at various universities, and has written and lectured internationally on issues of exile, memory, Polish-Jewish history, politics and culture. Her books include Lost in Translation, After Such Knowledge and Time, as well as two novels, The Secret and Appassionata. She is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Kosciuszko Foundation award for Shtetl, and the Prix Italia for radio.

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