Nina Siegal


Nina Siegal is a journalist and author from New York who has been living in Amsterdam for more than a decade. She received her B.A. from Cornell University (1991) and an M.F.A. in Fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2006), and has had a career as a journalist since 1994, writing for such publications as The New York Times, Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal. She published her first novel A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THE FACTS, a neo-noir set in the world of New York media and hip hop culture, with Harper Collins in 2007. In 2006, with a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing, she moved to the Netherlands to research her second novel, which was focused on Rembrandt’s first large-scale masterpiece. The resulting novel, THE ANATOMY LESSON, was published in 2014 by Nan Talese/Doubleday. In 2012, Siegal began freelancing for the International Herald Tribune (a New York Times company), covering culture in Europe, eventually leading to her becoming a very regular Culture contributor to The New York Times. She wrote her third novel, YOU’LL THANK ME FOR THIS, a suspense novel set in the Netherlands, for Mulholland/Little, Brown, forthcoming in 2021. She is currently (2022…) working on her fourth book, THE DIARY KEEPERS, a nonfiction book about World War II diaries from an important Amsterdam archive, for ECCO/Harper, expected in 2023.

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