Quill and Quire


« Back to

Quillcast episode seven: celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hana’s Suitcase

Quillcast is a podcast series from Quill & Quire featuring behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders.

In this episode, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hana’s Suitcase (Second Story Press), the story of a Japanese teacher and her quest to discover the history behind a child’s suitcase found at the Auschwitz death camp. To mark the milestone, Q&Q Web editor Sue Carter Flinn sat down with author Karen Levine and Margie Wolfe, founder of Second Story.

Hana’s Suitcase began its life as a radio documentary for the CBC before being published as a children’s book. Since it was released in 2002, the book has been published in 40 countries and 29 languages, and inspired the 2009 documentary, Inside Hana’s Suitcase.

Click on the thumbnails to view images from Hana’s Suitcase Anniversary Album, which features over 60 pages of letters, photos, essays, and children’s art that reflect on the importance of Hana’s story.

Quillcast is produced with media partners The Walrus, Open Book: Ontario, and Open Book: Toronto, with support from Toronto Life. This project has been generously supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.