Francine Prose: Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

(Nonfiction, 336 pp. 2009)

The second most widely-read book in the world, Diary of a Young Girl has a fascinating history from its origins in the secret annex to publication in more than fifty languages and controversial stage and screen adaptations. Prose chronicles Frank’s process to create a deliberate work of art intended for publication, offering a literary and historical analysis of an iconic work.

  • Review by Anne Karpf, Guardian, August 20, 2010
  • Review by Janet Maslin, New York Times, October 1, 2009
  • ReviewKirkus
  • Review by Carole Angier, The Independent, July 30, 2010
  • Review by Tova MIrvis, The Forward, September 29, 2009
  • Review by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Washington Post, November 8, 2009
  • Scott Simon interviews Francine Prose, NPR, September 26, 2009
  • Cynthia Crossen interviews Francine Prose, Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2009
  • Essay by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, “Anne Frank and the Future of Holocaust Memory,” US Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 14, 2004
  • Essay by Francine Prose, “The Voice of Anne Frank,”  Los Angeles Times, 2009
  • Video presentation (66 min.)