Anna Olswanger is a literary agent, children's book author, book promoter, miniature book publisher, music licenser, and trainer. Her book Greenhorn is a powerful story that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores our flawed humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship, prominently featuring a young boy who stutters. Families will want to read Greenhorn together.
Ms. Olswanger is a literary agent with Liza Dawson Associates in New York, where she represents fiction and nonfiction for young readers and adults. She is also the author of Shlemiel Crooks, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book, Koret International Jewish Book Award Finalist, and PJ Library Book. Ms. Olswanger is the co-author of My Shoshana. Because of her interest in Jewish-themed books, she has created a number of resources for authors, including an interview with a psychiatrist about the meaning of Jewish narrative, and online discussion groups for authors and illustrators of Jewish children's books and marketing professionals in the book world.
She taught business writing for twelve years at the Johns Hopkins Center for Training and Education, and writing for physicians for five years at Stony Brook University Hospital. She continues to give writing workshops for corporations and universities.