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Hoffman, Eva

(1945-    ) Polish academic and author, in Canada from the late 1950s, and latterly in the USA (she is a citizen of both countries, but also lives in London). Hoffman is best known as a memoirist and as a historian of Jewish life and death during World War Two, her nonfiction titles including Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), Exit Into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe (1993), Stetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews (1997) and After Such Knowledge: Memory, History and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2004). Her sf novel, The Secret: A Fable for Our Time (2001), in which a young woman discovers that she is a Clone of her mother, clearly enters upon issues of Identity that resonate both with her complex life and her nonfiction work. [JC]

Eva Wydra Hoffman

born Kraków, Poland: 1 July 1945



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 06:16 am on 21 March 2023.