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Art, Love and Politics in Weimar Germany

Clare Clark and Naomi Wood

Sunday, 5 April 2020

10:00am

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Novelists Clare Clark and Naomi Wood talk about the common themes in their new novels set in the turbulent political and art world of Weimar Germany.

Clark’s In the Full Light of the Sun follows three Berliners – a wayward art student, a middle-aged art expert and a mysterious art dealer – in 1930s Germany. They are whipped into excitement at the discovery of 32 previously unknown Van Goghs. The novel is based on a true story that unfolds during the rise of the Nazis. Clark is also author of five acclaimed historical novels.

Wood’s research for her latest novel, The Hiding Game, took her to Weimar, Dessau and Berlin where she uncovered stories about couples who lost and found each other and about students who worked with or were killed by the Nazis. The novel focuses on friendship and love at the Bauhaus art school in the 1920s and following decades and on the political tensions that threatened the school. Wood is also author of The Godless Boys and Mrs Hemingway, winner of the British Library Writer’s Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming