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Lore Segal (born March 28, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator. She is the author of several books for children and adults, including the novel Other People’s Houses (1984) and the short story collection Lucinella (1993). Segal was born in Vienna, Austria, to Jewish parents who were both doctors. She and her family fled the Nazis in 1939, moving first to England and then to the United States. Segal was educated at the High School of Music & Art in New York City and at Radcliffe College. She has worked as a teacher, editor, and translator, and has also illustrated several books, including her own. Segal’s work often deals with the experiences of immigrants and refugees. She has won numerous awards, including the National Book Award for Children’s Literature for Other People’s Houses (1984) and the PEN/O. Henry Prize for her short story “The Story Hearer” (1993).

General Info

Full NameLore Segal
ProfessionTranslator, Teacher, Author, Novelist
EducationBedford College, London, University of London


ParentsFranzi Groszmann


AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Clifton Fadiman Medal For Excellence In Fiction
NominationsPulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Crossing Delancey1988Celebrity Party Guest


Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport2000Documentary acknowledgement: private collection


Vielleicht habe ich Glück gehabt2003Documentary
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport2000DocumentaryHerself
My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports1996DocumentaryHerself

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