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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.