Writers on Demand: Bryna Hellmann-Gillson

Author Bryna Hellmann-Gillson describes her book, The Time Between, as a novel about the occupation of Holland in WWII, written for teenagers who know about Anne Frank, and not much else.

Here’s a novel about three young women and their brothers and friends during the German occupation. Pam smuggles Jewish children to safe houses, Jo helps to murder a Dutch collaborator, and Hannah looks for a man who can protect her. This is Amsterdam during those dangerous years: the Jewish star, deportation to the camps, the Hunger Winter, courage, loyalty, friendship and yes, of course, love.

Come to this event to hear about Bryna’s inspiration and motivation for writing The Time Between, and her hopes for its abundant circulation among teenagers in the Netherlands. At the event, Maria will demonstrate the Espresso Book Machine while Bryna Hellmann-Gillson signs copies of her book.

  • Date: Monday January 22nd
  • Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Place: 2nd Floor, American Book Center, Spui 12, Amsterdam