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Anna Funder


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In 2012, Anna Funder won the Miles Franklin award for her debut novel, All That I Am, adding Australia’s most prestigious literary prize to an already appallingly long list of honours and achievements. The list includes a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship, the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for her first book, Stasiland, a former career as a human rights lawyer, and fluency in French and German. Anna’s essays and articles have been featured in many magazines and publications including Best Australian Essays, The Monthly and Guardian. 

For her latest project, Funder has ventured into yet another narrative form – the novella. In The Girl with the Dogs, she explores the enduring consequences that result from brief moments of choice.

An award-winning writer who defies pigeon-holing, Anna Funder will examine the challenges and freedoms of writing across genres and forms. In conversation with Jason Steger.


Anna Funder

Anna Funder is the author of Stasiland. Her debut novel, All That I Am, won the 2012 Miles Franklin Award. Anna Funder was born in Melbourne in 1966. She has worked as an international lawyer and documentary film-maker. In 1997 she was writer-in-residence at the Australia Centre in Potsdam. She liv... Read more

Jason Steger

Jason Steger is books editor at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.



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