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Paulina Bren

Paulina Bren is an award-winning writer and historian who teaches at Vassar College. Her recent book, The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free (Two Roads, 2021), is a New York Times Editor’s Choice and has received international press coverage, with rave reviews in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Observer and The Times, among others. It has been optioned by HBO for Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) to produce. In addition, Paulina is a well-known scholar of everyday life and communism behind the Iron Curtain, starting with her groundbreaking book, The Greengrocer and His TV, which cast the first line in what is now a new field of study. She lives in New York City with her husband, teenage daughter, and a schnoodle named Bobo.