Mischling by Affinity Konar

(2017 Selection)

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About the Author

From Affinity Konar's Website

I am a Polish Jew and my grandfather served in World War II, so I was always drawn to Holocaust narratives. When I was sixteen, I found a book called Children of the Flames by Lucette Lagnado and Sheila Cohn Dekel. The book details the experience of the twins of Auschwitz, and the crimes and eventual flight of Mengele, the Angel of Death. While I was a very foolish sixteen, I knew I couldn't write Mischling then--if ever--but the idea of two twins alternately telling this story has followed me ever since.

Over the course of writing this novel, I worked as a tutor, proofreader, technical writer, and editor of children's educational materials. I studied fiction at Columbia and SFSU. I presently live in Los Angeles.

I will always miss writing about Stasha and Pearl.

More About Affinity Konar

Affinity Konar's website

Affinity Konar (Kirkus Reviews, September 8, 2016)

Affinity Konar's music playlist for her novel Mischling (Largehearted Boy, September 7, 2016)

Affinity Konar: working through pain (Publishers Weekly, May 12, 2016

Mischling (Konar) - Author bio (LitLovers)

Also by Affinity Konar

Affinity Konar in Poland, revisiting the hardest scenes from her novel (Literary Hub, September 14, 2016)

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Interviews With Affinity Konar

Affinity Konar (Beginnings - Episode 288, Fall 2016; AUDIO)

Affinity Konar: an obsession with the twins of Auschwitz (Canadian Jewish News, November 30, 2016)

Affinity Konar confronts a horror (Electric Literature - November 11, 2016)

Novelists Swan Huntley and Affinity Konar (Writers on Writing, October 3, 2016; AUDIO - Interview with Affinity Konar begins around 18:00)

Holocaust twin experiments are the focus of a debut novel (WBUR, Here and Now, September 27, 2016

Affinity Konar, Mischling (KCRW, Bookworm, September 22, 2016; AUDIO)

Surviving the ultimate evil: Affinity Konar on Mischling (Omnivoracious, Amazon Book Review, September 8, 2016)

(Little, Brown and Company. July 7, 2016; VIDEO)

(Little, Brown and Company. July 7, 2016; VIDEO)

A discussion with Affinity Konar, author of Mischling (Hachette Audio,  June 28, 2016; AUDIO)

Unpacking the Mengele monster: PW talks with Affinity Konar (Publishers Weekly,  June 10, 2016)

 

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