Gaby Halberstam

Gaby Halberstam
Gaby Halberstam was born and spent the first fifteen years of her life in South Africa. She now lives with her family in London.

Books by Gaby Halberstam
Blue Sky Freedom
South Africa, 1975 – Victoria’s childhood friend Maswe has been badly beaten up and he needs somewhere to hide. Victoria agrees to help him, but soon the police are asking questions and searching her house. What has Maswe done? As Victoria’s feeling for Maswe deepen, she makes a dangerous journey to deliver a vital message, risking her own life to keep his safe. But apartheid is tightening its brutal grip on the country and Maswe doesn’t want to hide for ever …
A story of love, loss and courage set against the backdrop of apartheid-torn South Africa.
Sensitive and exciting’ – Telegraph
World Rights: Macmillan Children’s Books

The Red Dress
It was like looking into the crimson depths of a giant poppy. Rifke slipped the dress over her head and darted a glance at Ma. Her mouth was set in a straight line.
The argument over the red dress is the final straw for fourteen-year-old Rifke. Fed up with stuffy Johannesburg and her crabby, difficult mother, she recklessly boards a train out of town. But her fantasy escape doesn’t go exactly to plan and suddenly she is stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no train home for thirty days. Set in 1944 in the sweltering South African wilderness, this is a powerful coming-of-age story about family and first love.
World Rights: Macmillan Children’s Books

Other Titles, published by A&C Black
The Golem

Gaby Halberstam is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –


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