Gala Night of Storytelling 2016: The Book that Changed Me: Anna Funder

Gala Night of Storytelling 2016: The Book that Changed Me: Anna Funder

At this year’s Gala Night of Storytelling, ten of Australia’s best thinkers, entertainers and storytellers shared how and why certain books have shaped their thinking.

In this video, Anna Funder shares her relationship with Christina Stead's Australian classic, The Man Who Loved Children. The novel changed Funder because, in it, ‘I saw how literature might liberate you.’

Stead gave us the intimate view of everyone. She did it because she’s a genius … and she does it because she understands that that is what the novel is for.

Anna Funder

Who?

Portrait of Anna Funder

Anna Funder

Anna Funder is the author of Stasiland. Her debut novel, All That I Am, won the 2012 Miles Franklin Award.