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Anna Woltz

Anna Woltz - foto Merlijn Doomernik
Anna Woltz - foto Merlijn Doomernik

(UK, 1981) grew up in The Hague. At age 15, she wrote a year-long column for the Volkskrant newspaper about school life. These pieces were compiled in Overleven in 4B (Surviving 4B). In 2002 she published her first children's book, Alles kookt over (Everything's Boiling Over). Woltz studied history in Leiden and is now a full-time writer; she has 20 books to her name. She wrote Hondert uur nacht (One Hundred Hours of Night), about a New York girl who survives a hurricane, after she had herself experienced Hurricane Sandy in that city. Together with her father she wrote 2006's Post uit de oorlog (Mail from the War) about the Hunger Winter; he had to make a "hunger trek" to find food during the war. Her 2013 book Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess (My Super Strange Week with Tess), about a girl who doesn't know her father, was awarded the Flag and Pennant by the Griffel jury. Her books have been translated into English, French, German, Hungarian, Slovenian, Danish, Norwegian, Japanese and Taiwanese.


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