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Denise Epstein

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Denise Epstein was only 13 when her mother, Irène Némirovsky , was deported to Auschwitz, leaving her and her sister a battered suitcase with the unfinished manuscript of Suite Française. Its publication, 60 years’ later, was a publishing sensation and led to the rediscovery of a great author.

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2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

The dramatic discovery and publication of Suite Française, a manuscript her two daughters had carried around with them unaware of its value, made Irène Némirovsky famous worldwide and a great writer cut down in her prime by the Nazis. Since then, almost her novels have been made available to British readers. The latest, Dogs and Wolves, tells the poignant story of a young woman moving from Kiev to Paris and shows the contrast between the shtetl environment and the privileged life led by rich Jews. 

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.