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Agata Tuszynska
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Agata Tuszyńska was born in Warsaw in 1957 and learned at the age of nineteen that she was Jewish, a secret kept by her mother, who survived the Nazi occupation of Poland. Tuszyńska graduated from the Academy of Drama and Theatrical Arts in Warsaw. She is the author of six collections of internationally translated poetry and a biography of Isaac Bashevis Singer. She is the recipient of the Polish PEN Club Ksawery Pruszyński Prize and a grant from the Fulbright Foundation. She lives in Toronto, Warsaw, and Paris.

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Vera Gran-The Accused

Written by Agata Tuszynska

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.95

The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary sensual contralto; Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw ghetto (spring 1941-summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: Władysław Szpilman, made famous by Roman... Read more >
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Vera Gran-The Accused

Written by Agata Tuszynska

Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $14.99

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