Writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis in conversation with Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, about the lessons we learn from writers and activists battling fascism, racism, and other forms of injustice.
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David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, and Zoetrope All-Story. He is the author of Natasha and Other Stories (2004), The Free World (2011) and The Betrayers (2014). He has been twice-nominated for the Giller Prize and in the summer of 2010, he was included in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 issue, celebrating the twenty most promising fiction writers under the age of forty. David's two feature films are, Victoria Day, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and Natasha, an adaptation of the title story from his first book.
Adam Hochschild’s eight books include King Leopold’s Ghost: a Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. His Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. He will present his latest work titled Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.