THE ENVOY by Alex Kershaw
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THE ENVOY by Alex Kershaw
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Alex Kershaw Appearances

New York City
92nd Street Y
Thursday, November 4th

Manchester, VT
Northshire Books
Friday, November 12th

“From a best-selling and vibrant writer, the compelling story of how a Swedish diplomat saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews from deportation to the death camps. Many books have been called major contributions to Holocaust literature, but in this case, the claim is true.”


“The life of a courageous, righteous man well told.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“A historical account as vivid and suspenseful as any thriller.”

Boston Globe   Read a Globe Q&A with Alex Kershaw

“[A] fine biography….Kershaw's tightly plotted narrative cuts between Wallenberg's story, so fragmentary that it could hardly fill a book on its own, the scheming of Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Nazi genocide, and the desperate efforts of a handful of Hungarian Jews to survive. The Envoy is framed as a suspense narrative in which the outcome is already foretold - a mystery whose hero is also its victim. This is a perilous tack to take with the story of a secular saint like Wallenberg, but one that proves successful for Kershaw.”

The National

“Alex Kershaw has delivered a masterpiece about Raul Wallenberg, as witnessed from every perspective.”
New York Journal of Books