Writer in Residence Programme 2008

Bernice Eisenstein is WIR in Amsterdam

12-20 April 2008

From April 12 until April 20, Bernice Eisenstein is a writer in residence in Amsterdam at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Eisenstein is also a guest at Women Inc. on April 14, and she will give a lecture in the Jewish Historical Museum.

Bernice Eisenstein was born in 1949 in Toronto, shortly after her parents immigrated to Canada. She is an artist whose illustrations have appeared in a variety of Canadian magazines and periodicals, including the Globe and Mail. She has worked as a freelance editor while also writing the occasional book review for the Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto.

In the Netherlands she is foremost know for her book I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, a searing memoir told in a unique fusion of illustrations and prose. It was translated by Jenny de Jonge as Ik was een kind van Holocaust-overlevers (de Bezige Bij).

The Jewish Historical Museum organises the exhibition Superhelden en sjlemielen - Joodse herinnering in de stripkunst. In this exhibition the public can view eight of Eisenstein’s original book drawings and on April 13 she gives a lecture about her work in the museum.

More information:

Fleur van Koppen


Fleur van Koppen

Programme officer

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