About

MARK SCHÄFER

Nina is a journalist and author whose articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Fortune, The New York Times, and other publications. She is the author or co-author of four books, most recently The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty. She is the editor of How it Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry.

Currently, Nina is writing a book about her family in Hungary during the Holocaust, following her father, who escaped on the Kasztner Train, her great uncle, a member of the Hungarian Judenrat, and her grandmother, who was deported to Auschwitz. Much of the book’s research was done at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, where Nina was the 2020-21 John and Constance Birkelund Fellow. The book will published by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S., Signal Books in Canada, Faber & Faber in the U.K., De Arbeiderspers in the Netherlands, Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Germany, Books in the Attic in Israel, and Park Kiadó in Hungary.

A longtime Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, Nina was previously a Senior Writer at Fortune and a Senior Editor at Forbes. She has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a master’s degree from Middlebury College, and a second master’s, with honors, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Manhattan. She is married and has two children.

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