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Truus Matti

Biography

Truus Matti

Truus Matti (b. 1961) has worked as an editor and production coordinator at a number of different publishing houses. As she wanted to develop her own stories, she applied to study at the Rietveld Academy, where she created stories in the form of films and animation. Over time, her focus shifted to writing. VERTREKTIJD (DEPARTURE TIME, 2007) is her debut as a novelist. Her novel MISTER ORANGE won the 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award.

Truus Matti

Books by Truus Matti

by Truus Matti - Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

When his oldest brother, Albie, leaves to fight in World War II, Linus takes over the grocery deliveries. One of his customers is an artist from somewhere in Europe who arranges to have a crate of oranges delivered every other week. Over the course of these deliveries, Linus and the man --- who calls himself Mister Orange --- discuss the war, the future, freedom and imagination. Through these conversations, Linus begins to grow up as he wrestles with the realities of war and the place of comic books, superheroes and the imagination in human life.