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Writing Wrongs: DM Thomas on The White Hotel

The fourth lecture of the Wiener Library's 'Writing Wrongs: The Nazi Era in Fiction' series.

A lecture by the author DM Thomas on his novel, 'The White Hotel, chaired by Eva Hoffman.

D M Thomas is a British poet and novelist who has published thirteen novels and several verse collections. His third novel, The White Hotel, was published in 1981 and became an international bestseller, translated into 30 languages. The White Hotel was nominated for the Booker Prize, and was awarded the LA Times Fiction Prize, the Cheltenham Prize and the P.E.N. Prize. Thomas is the winner of a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and the Orwell Prize for his biography of Solzhenitsyn. He is also a noted translator of the Russian poets Pushkin and Akhmatova. He lives in Cornwall.

Eva Hoffman grew up in Cracow, Poland, before emigrating to Canada and then the United States. After receiving her PhD in English and American literature from Harvard University, she worked as senior editor at The New York Times. Subsequently, she studied psychoanalysis, and has written and lectured internationally on issues of exile, memory, Polish-Jewish history, politics and culture. She has taught literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Columbia, MIT and Hunter College. She is the author of seven books, which include Lost in Translation, After Such Knowledge and Time.


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Date and Time:

15 April 2010 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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