Anna Woltz is Dutch writer who was born in London. She has written 20 books for young readers, ranging from adventure stories to challenging young adult novels. Her books have been translated into 12 languages and have won many prizes including the Dutch Nienke van Hitchum Award for Honderd uur nacht, a Dutch Vlagen Wimpel prize and the German Luchs-Preis Juli. Alaska won a Zilveren Griffel, the most prestigious literary prize for Dutch children's books.
She's been praised for her use of language, fresh humorous narrative voice and the psychological depth to her novels, which often deal with family relationships and growing up. In 2017 Anna was selected by Hay Festival as one of the Aarhus39 – one of the best 39 emerging writers for young people from across Europe.