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Thomas Nolden

Thomas Nolden (Yale PhD) has taught comparative literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and German literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and currently directs the comparative literature program at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.  Among his books are Junge jüdische Literatur (1995) and In Lieu of Memory: Contemporary Jewish Writing in France (2006). He is co-editor of Voices of the Diaspora: Jewish Women Writing in the New Europe (2005) and Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe. A Guide (2007).

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Ewa Kuryluk

Ewa Kuryluk is an author, writer, essayist, artist, and art historian. Born in Poland, she did not know for a long time that her mother was a Jew and a member of the underground whose survival had been facilitated by her future husband. Kurlyuk has published in the field of art history, produced art held by museums around the world, and written poetry and novels.

Barbara Honigmann

Barbara Honigmann is among the most important German-Jewish writers born after the Shoah. In her prose and essays, she chronicles the lives of German Jews who fled National Socialism to settle, after the war, in former East Germany. Honigmann has opened up German literature to include key vignettes of Jewish life in the East Germany as well as in Strasbourg, France, where she lives in self-imposed exile.

Myriam Anissimov

Born to parents who were members of the French resistance, Myriam Anissimov worked as an actress and singer before turning to writing. One of the many strengths of her works lies in their outspoken presentation of the sexual and emotional relationship between the sexes from the point of view of the woman. In this respect, Anissimov’s works are intriguing complements to the American Jewish novel of the 1960s and 1970s. 

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