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A fiction and non-fiction author

Eva Hoffman grew up in Kraków, Poland, before emigrating in her teens to Canada and then the USA. After receiving her PhD in literature from Harvard University, she worked as senior editor and literary critic at The New York Times. Her books, which have been translated widely, include Lost in Translation, Exit Into History, After Such Knowledge and Time, and two novels, The Secret and Illuminations. She has written and presented programmes for BBC Radio and has lectured internationally on many subjects focusing on exile, historical memory and human rights. Her awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award for Writing, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Prix Italia for Radio for work combining text and music. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and holds an honorary DLitt from Warwick University. She is currently Visiting Professor at the European Institute at UCL.