“Laat andere mensen weten dat je van ze houdt, of zij van jou.” Yanli, 32, Utrecht.
“The thing that Barbara does that nobody has tried is to get you inside the mind of the elephant.” Rosemary Sullivan, 71, biografe, dichter, Toronto (CA).
“It made me understand that destiny is not a product of biology.” Rosemary Sullivan, 71, biografe, dichter, Toronto (CA).
“Why are white people always in the stories of black people?” Antjie Krog, 66, schrijfster, dichter, Kaapstad (ZA).
“I love it because it’s such a unique perspective on criminals instead of the heroes.” Medhini, 17, student, Delft.
“I think it’s my favourite book because of one particular thing, a chapter in history that somehow doesn’t get mentioned a lot in school education.” Linus, 23, muzikant, Amsterdam.
“I love the way that story speaks to my soul so much. Because I went to the mountains, to live in The Alps, looking for the same thing.” Paolo Cognetti, 41, schrijver, Milaan (IT).
“In my mind I was so deeply in love with Sofia. And when I finished writing the book, it was like the end of a love story.” Paolo Cognetti, 41, schrijver, Milaan (IT).
“I was really interested in the question: what comes next, what happens if we get a second chance at a better world and who would I want in charge?” Kass Morgan, 33, schrijfster, New York (USA)
“We all know the phenomenon of time being money and I wanted to explore what it would be like if that were a concrete truth.” Sara Holland, schrijfster, New York (USA)
“People are telling me that it’s a book that makes them cry.” Sarah Crossan, 37, schrijfster, Hertfordshire (UK)
“As novels usually are, this is more than just about the story or the plot.” Manu Joseph, 44, schrijver, Delhi (India).