Kristen den Hartog

Kristen den Hartog is a novelist and memoir writer. Her previous novels are Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, which was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award, and Origin of Haloes. The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland was written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski, and was a Toronto Globe and Mail Notable Book of 2008. She also writes a blog, Blog of Green Gables (http://blogofgreengables.wordpress.com/), about her experiences reading children’s literature with her daughter. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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Kristen den Hartog
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. In difficult times, I try to remember to ask myself, How can I make this situation better?

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Compassion, and a willingness, even a need, to see from other perspectives

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I have no favourites (or perhaps many), but I like my heroes to have a ripple of darkness in them as well.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. compassion, honesty, humour

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. And I like my villains to have a ripple of light.

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