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Irene Nemirovsky - Author


Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a successful Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist, author of David Golder, Le Bal, The Courilof Affair, All Our Worldly Goods and other works published in her lifetime or soon after, such as the posthumously published Suite Française and Fire in the Blood. The Dogs and the Wolves, now appearing for the first time in English, was published in France in spring 1940, just months before France fell to the Nazis. She was prevented from publishing when the Germans occupied France and moved with her husband and two small daughters from Paris to the safety of the small village of Issy-l’Evêque (in German occupied territory). It was here that Irène began writing Suite Française. She died in Auschwitz in 1942.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Irene Nemirovsky

The Fires of Autumn by Irene Nemirovsky
The Fires of Autumn
Irene Nemirovsky
The prequel to Suite Française, written two years before the author died in Auschwitz and published posthumously in France in 1957. It is the tale of an innocent who proudly went to war in 1914 only to return a very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
The Fires of Autumn by Irene Nemirovsky
The Fires of Autumn
Irene Nemirovsky
The prequel to Suite Française, written two years before the author died in Auschwitz and published posthumously in France in 1957. It is the tale of an innocent who proudly went to war in 1914 only to return a very...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky
‘It is quite outstanding, full of beauty, pain and truth…’ The Sunday Telegraph
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011

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