1981, London Author of picture books, adventure stories, historical novels for young people, and teen fiction.
At the age of fifteen, Anna Woltz wrote columns about her life at school, and these were published in 1998 as a book entitled Overleven in 4B [Surviving 4B]. In 2002 her first children’s book appeared: Alles kookt over [Everything is Boiling]. Woltz, a historian, now has twenty published books to her credit. After having endured hurricane Sandy, she wrote A Hundred hours of Night (2014) about a girl that survives a hurricane in New York. She wrote Post uit de oorlog [Mail from the war] (2006), about the Dutch Winter of Starvation in 1944, together with her father who lived through that winter himself. Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess [My Particularly Peculiar Week with Tess] (2013) about a girl who does not know her father, was chosen by the Süddeutsche Zeitung critics as the nicest children’s book of 2015. Her work has been translated into nine languages.
Translated by Andrea Kluitmann
Carlsen, September 2016
Original title: Gips (Querido, 2015)
Fitz’s parents have just got divorced and they can go to hell for all she’s concerned. But then her little sister gets hurt. Fitz goes with them to hospital and everything changes. She meets Adam, finds herself stealing a plaster cast and thinking up a romantic plan for a nurse. You can just sit in the waiting room endlessly, or you can go and do something daring.