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Renowned biographer Claire Tomalin in Vienna

Renowned biographer and journalist Claire Tomalin is coming to Vienna in May to give a lecture on the theme of "The Challenges of Biography".

Tomalin is known for her historical biographies including The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft (1974), Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man (2006), and Charles Dickens: A Life (2011).

Her talk at the University of Vienna is being hosted by The Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies and the Department of English and is part of an international lecture series entitled "The Many Faces of Biography".

The talk is taking place on Thursday, 15 May 2014, between 18:30-20:00 at Hörsaal C2, Hof 2.6, Campus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, in Vienna's ninth district.

Tomalin was born in London, England, in 1933 and went on to study in Cambridge in the late forties and early fifties before working as a journalist for the New Statesman and Sunday Times.

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