Soledad Fox, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Williams College
She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MPhil and PhD in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. She has been a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, and a Visiting Fellow in Contemporary History at the Instituto de Historia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid.
She has written two biographies, and her work focuses on the intersections between literature, memoir, and history in the contexts of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the post-war eras. She has spoken about her research at the London School of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Harvard University, the University of Salamanca, the Complutense and Autónoma universities in Madrid, and the Instituto Cervantes in Paris.
Her third and most recent book is the biography of writer, politician, and Buchenwald survivor Jorge Semprún, which was published in 2016 by Penguin Random House (Spain & Latin America), Flammarion – Grandes Biographies (France), and Sussex Academic Press (UK). A US trade edition will be published in 2017.
She has been interviewed by the BBC, The New Yorker, Insula, El País, El Mundo, La Razón, Radio Nacional de España, France Inter, Radio France International ; and has written for the Revista de Libros, the Times Literary Supplement, and many academic journals. Her work has been reviewed by major newspapers and media in France and Spain, and by the TLS.