A graphic novel adaptation of the internationally bestselling novel by Antonio Iturbe, The Librarian of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Dita Kraus.
Antonio Iturbe was born in 1967 and grew up in the dock-side neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Barcelona. He is the author of the international bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Prince of the Skies. Salva Rubio is a Spanish author and historian. His credits include the graphic novels Monet: Itinerant of Light nd The Photographer of Mauthausen. Loreto Aroca is a Spanish artist and a graduate of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She previously won the school's Luna de Aire Award. Lilit Zekulin Thwaites is an award-winning Melbourne-based literary translator. Her book-length translations include the bestselling The Librarian of Auschwitz.
An unforgettable, heartbreaking novel * Publishers Weekly, starred
Like Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, it's a sophisticated novel with mature themes, delivering an emotionally searing reading experience. An important novel that will stand with other powerful testaments from the Holocaust era. * Booklist, starred review *
Though no punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming history. * Kirkus Reviews, starred review *
this novel is one that could easily be recommended . . . alongside Elie Wiesel's Night and The Diary of Anne Frank . . . once read, will never be forgotten . . . A hauntingly authentic Holocaust retelling
An engrossing read, seamlessly translated from Iturbe's original Spanish. Iturbe retains the dignity and full horror of Dita's situation, while creating a narrative of hope and bravery in the face of fear. * Compass Magazine *