Anna Rogers has an MA in English from Canterbury University and has spent most of her working life as a freelance fiction and non-fiction book editor. She has also been a bookseller and a sub-editor for the Listener. Her eight books of non-fiction include While You’re Away: New Zealand Nurses at War 1899–1948 and illustrated histories of the West Coast and Canterbury. Anna co-edited Annie’s War: A New Zealand Woman and Her Family in England 1916–19 (2014) and contributed an essay to How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War (2014). She has also edited an anthology of writing about Christchurch and adapted books for radio, and she is a regular book reviewer.