Hélène Berr was a student of English Literature at the Sorbonne in
Paris. She was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 with her mother and father,
and she died in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945.
David Bellos was the first ever winner of the Man Booker International
Translator’s prize for his translations of the distinguished Albanian
writer, Ismail Kadare. He is the translator of Fred Vargas and Georges
Perec, among others, and he has also written a number of award-winning
literary biographies. He is currently the professor of French and
Comparative Literature at Princeton University.