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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.

The Cut Out Girl

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.

The Cut Out Girl
Bart van Es’s The Cut Out Girl, described by Philippe Sands as ‘luminous, elegant, haunting’, tells the true story of the author’s grandparents, and the young girl they fostered to hide her from the Nazis in occupied Holland. It is the winner of the 2018 Costa Book of the Year, and we are delighted to bring you the author for a special event at JW3, in conversation with literary editor and columnist Sam Leith. The last time Lien saw her parents was in The Hague, when s...