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Jane Rogoyska is a writer whose work explores themes of conflict, exile, memory and politics in 20th-century Europe. She has a particular interest in the turbulent period between the 1930s and the beginning of the Cold War, with a recent focus on Polish history. Her books include the prize-winning ‘Surviving Katyń’, about the 1940 massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners-of-war by the Soviet secret police, and ‘Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa’, the first English-language biography of the photojournalist Gerda Taro. She has also written a novel, ‘Kozłowski’, and collaborated on a variety of projects in radio, film, theatre and photography.
Jane studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University and Film at the NSFTV in Leeds and the Polish National Film School in Łódź, working extensively as a filmmaker before deciding to focus on her own research. She teaches narrative non-fiction at the Institute for Continuing Education, Cambridge University, and is a 2023-24 Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.