Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

The Cut Out Girl

Bart van Es

Chair: Rebecca Abrams

10/03/2019 11:00 am
Kings Place, St Pancras

Ticket Price : £9.50

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Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018, and described by Philippe Sands as ‘Luminous, elegant, haunting’, The Cut Out Girl tells the true story of the author’s grandparents, and the young girl they fostered to hide her from the Nazis in occupied Holland. This is a deeply moving story of family, loss and the devastation wrought by war.

Bart van Es

Bart van Es was born in the Netherlands. He is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College.

Rebecca Abrams
Photo Credit: David Levenson

Rebecca Abrams is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, regular literary critic for The Financial Times, and former columnist for The Daily Telegraph. Her most recent novel, Touching Distance (Picador, 2009), was highly praised by Hilary Mantel, shortlisted for the 2009 McKitterick Prize for Literature, and won the MJA Open Book Award for Fiction. She is a tutor on the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford and Writer-in-Residence at Brasenose College, Oxford. Rebecca’s great grandparents came to England as Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Romania.