Appassionata (Hoffman)

Author Bio
Birth—July 1, 1945
Where—Krakow, Poland
Education—B.A., Rice University (Texas); Yale School of
   Music; Ph.D, Harvard University
Awards—Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, American
   Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Award
Currently—lives in London, England, UK

Eva Hoffman is a writer and academic, born as Ewa Wydra in Poland after her Jewish parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in Ukraine. When she was an adolescent, her family immigrated to Canada in 1959 and her name changed to Eva, and upon graduating from high school she received a scholarship and studied at Rice University, Texas (English literature), the Yale School of Music, and Harvard University, where she received a Ph.D. in literature.

She is the author of Lost in Translation, Exit Into History, Shtetl, The Secret, and After Such Knowledge, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, and an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Eva leads a seminar in memoir once every two years as a part of CUNY Hunter College's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. She lives in London. (Adapted from the publisher and Wikipedia.)

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