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Author Nina Siegal at PEN World Voices Festival’s “Holocaust Legacies”

@ Image: Anne Berest, Nina Siegal, Marianne Hirsch & Jennifer Weiner, courtesy of PEN World Voices Festival

Thu, Jan 1  1970

Eight decades on, the Holocaust continues to cast a dark shadow over the lives of survivors and their descendents. It is both a destructor of history, having erased the personal and family legacies of those who perished, and a towering historic event with frightening current-day resonance, as anti-semitism and authoritarianism surge worldwide. This event part of the PEN World Voices Festival collection, convenes authors and artists—including novelist Anne Berest (The Postcard), journalist Nina Siegal (The Diary Keepers) and academic Marianne Hirsch (The Generation of Postmemory)—whose work reconstructs lost histories and explores the trauma of later generations. Leading the conversation, will be New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Weiner. Read more here.

About Nina Siegal

Nina Siegal is an author and journalist who works as a regular contributor to the Culture section of the New York Times. The author of three novels, she is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at the University of Amsterdam’s research school for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture. Siegal was a Fulbright scholar and the recipient of a 2021 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. She lives in Amsterdam.

About PEN World Voices Festival

The 2023 PEN World Voices Festival is a celebration of international literature and writers. Over four days, over 100 writers from nearly 30 countries will be featured in engaging talks, panels, readings, and performances in NYC and greater Los Angeles.

Get tickets for “Holocaust Legacies” here.


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