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Simon and Chloe Schama Unravel the Father-Daughter Bond

Chloe Schama, Simon Schama

22/02/2015 2:00 pm
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Biographer and journalist Chloe Schama dedicated her first book, Wild Romance, to her father “who taught me how to tell a story.” Simon and Chloe engage in an intimate and lively conversation about family bonds, parental expectations, intergenerational values and the nature of creativity. Their interviewer is writer Francesca Segal, daughter of Erich Segal.

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Chloe Schama

Chloe Schama is a writer and journalist living in Washington DC. She writes for The New Republic and her first book Wild Romance: The True Story of A Victorian Scandal received a dazzling reception.

Simon Schama


Simon Schama is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. A writer, journalist and broadcaster, he has written and presented 40 films for the BBC, including The Story of the Jews (based on his two-volume work of the same name), Citizens and Rough Crossings. He recently curated The Face of Britain for the National Portrait Gallery and created the book and television series of the same name.

Francesca Segal


Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her debut novel, The Innocents, won the Costa First Novel Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Awkward Age (‘smart soulful and compelling’ Nick Hornby) was published in 2017. She lives in London with her husband and twin girls.

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