Jane Rogoyska is a writer and filmmaker, whose first book was the biography Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa. She has a particular interest in the turbulent period from the 1930s to the Cold War in Europe. Her research into the Katyń Massacre of 1940 led to her first novel, Kozłowski (longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize), and Still Here: A Polish Odyssey, which she wrote and presented for BBC Radio 4.
Her non-fiction project about Katyń, Surviving Katyń, published by Oneworld, was longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2022 and won the Columbia Journalism School’s prestigious Mark Lynton History Prize.
Jane is now working on a book about Paris in the Second World War, told through the prism of a Left Bank hotel. Hotel Exile will be published by Allen Lane / Penguin in the UK; by Knopf in Canada; and by W. W. Norton in the US.
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