Mihail Sebastian (Estate)
Mihail Sebastian was born in Romania in 1907 as Iosef Hechter. He worked as a lawyer and writer until anti-Semitic legislation forced him to abandon his public career. Having survived the war and the Holocaust, he was killed in a road accident in early 1945 as he was crossing the street to teach his first class. His long-lost diary, Journal 1935–1944: The Fascist Years, was published to great acclaim in the late 1990s. His novel Women, first published in English by US publisher Other Press in 2019, will be published in the UK as part of Penguin’s European Writers series in November 2020.
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