From May 17 to May 27, 2019
Caroline Ligthart is a freelance television researcher. Documentaries about looted art during World War II, traveling with Redmond O’Hanlon following the footsteps of 19th century explorers, or series about raising children; Caroline likes the diversity of the work. It all comes down to the same thing: interest in people. Why did they choose a certain lifestyle, why do they behave like they do, what are the consequences of deeds of your grandparents, etc.
Caroline explored a wide range of writing disciplines. Poetry, Theatre, Short Stories, Prose, Lyrics and Children’s books. She loves them all. But most impressive to her was to experience how children reacted to Tizzy get’s the cruncher, a cheery and optimistic book about having cancer. To be able to console and distract children with her creativity is something Caroline is very grateful for. She is a volunteer in hospitals, where she writes with children.
She received various literary prices for her work, and was nominated for the best female debute of 2011.
Caroline lives with great joy on her houseboat in the center of Amsterdam.
My stay at Faber gives me the opportunity to experiment and explore different kinds of storylines to find out how I can best continue and give voice to my aspirations in writing for children. As Tizzy get’s the cruncher was totally written in one intuitive flow, I already experienced that with this book it works totally different. So at Faber I will continue to work on my plot, and apply a more structural way of working.