Speaker - Steve Sem-Sandberg

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Steve Sem-Sandberg's huge new novel, "The Chosen Ones," arrives this August. An award-winning Swedish journalist, novelist, nonfiction author, and translator, he is the author of "The Emperor of Lies." The novel recounts the life of the Łódź ghetto and its leader, Chaim Rumkowski, in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Daphne Merkin in The New York Times said that Sem-Sandberg had succeeded in writing "a freshly felt, fully absorbing novel about the Holocaust," an even more difficult task as he was writing about a known historical figure in Rumkowski." He divides his time between Vienna and Stockholm.

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Is Fiction "Truer than Truth"? The Historical Novel

06.05.16 | 01:11:38 min | 0 comments