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Eva Wydra Hoffman

Eva Wydra Hoffman (1945 - ) is a Polish author and academic. Hoffman was born in 1945 in Krakow, Poland to Jewish parents who had survived the horrors of the Holocaust. In 1959, the family left Poland and immigrated to Canada.

After high school, Eva studied English Literature at Texas' Rice University where she received a scholarship. After Rice University, Eva went on to study at the Yale School of Music and eventually Harvard, where she earned her PhD in American and English Literature. Additionally, Hoffman holds an honorary DLitt degree bestowed by the University of Warwick in 2008.

Hoffman, who now resides in London, has held positions as a professor and lecturer at some of the world's finest universities, including MIT, Columbia, and Tufts.

In addition to work in the academic world, Hoffman served as a writer and editor for the New York Times from 1979-1990, and also held a...

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