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Holm, Anne

(1922-1998) Danish author who began her publishing career as early as 1943, writing as Anelise Jørgensen (a form of her maiden name), and who came to wide attention with David (1963; trans L W Kingsland as North to Freedom 1965; vt I Am David 1965), filmed as North to Freedom (2003), which depicts the escape of its young protagonist from a concentration camp in an unnamed country, and his subsequent hegira, in terms so heightened and Equipoisal between the mundane and the fabulous that the tale has become iconic of the experience of survival in the twentieth century. [JC]

Else Anne Lisa Holm

born Oksbøl, Denmark: 10 September 1922

died 27 December 1998



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 21:24 pm on 28 September 2020.