The Cut Out Girl

Bart van Es

Chair: Rebecca Abrams

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

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


Rebecca Abrams is an author, journalist and literary critic for the Financial Times.  She teaches creative writing at the University of Oxford and was writer-in-residence at Brasenose College, Oxford from 2017-20.  Her recent publications include The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects (Ashmolean Museum).

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