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David R. Gillham’s Annelies: Approaching Anne Frank through Fiction

David R. Gillham, the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women, joins us on The Shmooze this week to discuss his forthcoming novel, Annelies. He shares a glimpse into the past six years which he has spent researching Anne Frank, recognizing her as the cultural icon whose diary painted a vivid picture of the Holocaust, and also as a person — a precocious young girl with a rich inner life and tremendous skill as a writer. David R. Gillham discusses what it means to approach her story through fiction, and to produce a narrative about the person and the writer that Anne Frank might have become.

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