Q&A with YA author Elizabeth Wein
New York-born author Elizabeth Wein first made her name writing young adult novels set in Arthurian Britain and sixth-century Ethiopia. In 2012, she attracted universal acclaim with her World War II thriller, Code Name Verity, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Carnegie Medal. Praised for its clever use of unreliable narration, courageous but fallible characters, and meticulous attention to historical detail, the novel tells the story of two young women – a spy and a pilot – fighting to survive in enemy-occupied France. Her follow-up novel, Rose Under Fire, follows the misadventures of a young American pilot who finds herself confined in the infamous Ravensbrück concentration camp in northern Germany.