Silberne Feder 2017 for Anna Woltz

5 July 2017

Gips oder wie ich an einem einzigen Tag die Welt reparierte by Anna Woltz and her translator Andrea Kluitmann (published in Germany by Carlsen Verlag) has been awarded the 2017 Silberne Feder. The German association of women doctors selected Woltz’s book from a record number of over 100 submissions.

The jury praised the book’s lively and accessible use of language, which allows the reader to empathize fully with the humorous yet moving experiences of its protagonist, a brave and resilient young girl trying to make sense of life after her parents’ divorce’.

Earlier this year the novel was awarded the Katholischen Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz, in addition to winning last year’s LUCHS-Preis.