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LIMMUD LIVE | Saturday 12 June @The Ship, Herne Bay
LIMMUD | Sunday 13 June @Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom

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Sunday, June 13 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Remote Sympathy

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Catherine Chidgey’s latest novel, set in Buchenwald concentration camp, explores our capacity for willful blindness via the story of a part-Jewish doctor forced to treat an SS officer’s wife for cancer. ‘With its multiple registers and complex view of humanity,’ writes Publishers Weekly (USA), ‘this marks a vital turn in Holocaust literature.’ The Times (UK) has just chosen it as one of the best historical novels of 2021 so far. In this session, Catherine will talk about and read from Remote Sympathy, and will discuss the challenge of researching such a complex story. Remote Sympathy was shortlisted for the fiction prize at the Ockham New Zealand book awards and has been a bestseller since its release.

Recording available online here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/spgcjyuZ6Mck0NufFqSFJL9m4BzVzf1_h0da4pIz548yDVI9_LsfnFp4wYB25607.hMZNW1X4BjUaDd7U?startTime=1623535859000
Please note Catherine's session is from 02:15 through to 0:59:27.

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Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey is a multiple award-winner whose novels have achieved international acclaim. In a Fishbone Church, her debut, won Best First Book at both the New Zealand Book Awards and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South-East Asia and South Pacific region). Time Out magazine... Read More →

Sunday June 13, 2021 10:10am - 11:10am NZST
  History & Holocaust