Writer in Residence Programme 2009

Bernice Eisenstein in Amsterdam

1 Nov-31 December 2009

Bernice Eisenstein was a WIR-guest for a very short period in 2008. This autumn Eisenstein can pick up her activities where she left off.

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).

An impression-in-images of her stay can be found on the website of Athenaeum Boekhandel Amsterdam.

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Fleur van Koppen


Fleur van Koppen

Programme officer

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