Podcast: Journey of a Literary Star with Anna Funder

Podcast: Journey of a Literary Star with Anna Funder

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Anna Funder, acclaimed and award-winning Australian author, joins Cheryl this week to discuss her bestselling book Stasiland. Together they discuss Anna’s journey as a writer, and the political history of East Germany.

Podcast Guest: Anna Funder

Anna Funder is the author of the acclaimed All That I Am, winner of the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award, among other awards. Her first book, the internationally bestselling Stasiland, won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize and was published in twenty countries and translated into sixteen languages. Anna Funder is a former DAAD and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. She grew up in Melbourne and Paris and now lives in New York with her husband and family.

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                      Publisher details

                      Stasiland
                      Author
                      Anna Funder
                      Publisher
                      Text Publishing
                      Genres
                      Debut, Non Fiction
                      Released
                      01 January, 2001

                      Synopsis

                      Truth can be stranger—and more fascinating—than fiction. Anna Funder tells extraordinary stories from the underbelly of the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany.Funder meets Miriam, the sixteen-year-old who might have started World War III. She visits the regime’s cartographer, obsessed to this day with the Berlin Wall, then gets drunk with the legendary ‘Mik Jegger’ of the east, once declared by the authorities ‘no longer to exist’. And she finds spies and Stasi men, still loyal to the Firm as they wait for the next revolution.Stasiland is a lyrical, at times funny account of the courage some people found to withstand the dictatorship, and the consequences for those who collaborated. Funder explores the daily chaos and harsh beauty of Berlin, a place where some people are trying to remember, and others just as hard to forget.Stasiland is a brilliant debut by a prodigiously gifted writer.
                      Anna Funder
                      About the author

                      Anna Funder

                      Anna Funder is the author of the acclaimed All That I Am, winner of the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award, among other awards. Her first book, the internationally bestselling Stasiland, won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize and was published in twenty countries and translated into sixteen languages. Anna Funder is a former DAAD and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. She grew up in Melbourne and Paris and now lives in New York with her husband and family.

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