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Title
David Benioff interview, 2008
Creator
Benioff, David
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2008
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
David Benioff discusses his novel, “City of Thieves.” He begins by explaining how his book is set in 1942 in Communist Russia, and how Jewish intellectuals were targeted and persecuted at the time. Benioff describes that although his work is fiction, he writes historical facts into his book. He talks about the beginning scenes from the book and how young children in Russia would stay up at night and put out fire-spreading bombs that the Germans would drop. He discusses that most people in Leningrad were starving, but the Germans made sure to feed the young Russian ‘comfort women’ well. He ends the interview by talking about other works he has written, including the screenplay for “The Kite Runner” film.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:14:28
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/728
Language
English
Subject
Survival - Fiction
Saint Petersburg (Russia) - History - Siege, 1941-1944 - Fiction
Source
U-matic tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing David Benioff before the break and Heather Thomas after the break.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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