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We regret to inform you that Eva Hoffman will not be able to join us this evening for health reasons. Instead, Univ.-Prof. Doz. Dr. Brigitta Busch and Mag. Judith Purkarthofer will read from Ms. Hoffman's works.
Eva Hoffman is a writer, professor of literature and creative writing at various institutions, former editor and writer at the New York Times, author of pertinent books and recipient of prizes and awards.
Her book ‘Lost in Translation’ is an invaluable landmark in the discussion on multilingualism, whereas her novel ‘Appassionata’ extends her reflections on music and passion in the context of severe global political conflicts. Eva Hoffman also will read passages from these books.
Born in Kraków, Poland, Eva Hoffman emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. She studied at Rice University, Texas (English literature), the Yale School of Music, and Harvard University, where she received a Ph.D. in literature. Eva Hoffman was awarded an honorary DLitt by the University of Warwick in 2008 and now lives in London, teaching Creative Writing at Kingston University as one of its Distinguished Writers.
Her most important publications include Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language (1989), Exit into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe (1993), Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews (1997), The Secret (2002), After Such Knowledge: Memory, History and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2004), and Appassionata (2009).
The invitation to the keynote can be downloaded here.