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at Art Gallery of Ballarat


Join the Wheeler Centre and Ballarat Art Gallery for a special event with writer Anna Funder, as she discusses her Miles Franklin Award-winning novel All That I Am.

Anna Funder is an internationally acclaimed best-selling Australian author whose debut Stasiland was published in 20 countries and translated into 15 languages. Hailed in the UK by The Guardian as ‘a classic’ and by the Sunday Times as ‘a masterpiece’ Stasiland went on to win the world’s largest non-fiction accolade, the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize.

For the past five years Anna Funder has been immersed in researching and writing her first novel, All That I Am, which is based on the real anti-Hitler activities of Ruth Blatt, the genesis of the character Ruth Becker.

‘When Hitler came to power my friend Ruth and her friends went into exile. From there, they tried to bring him down. This is their story, or what I have made of it.’– Anna Funder

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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.

On the Road

We can’t wait to get back on the road again – bringing some of our favourite writers to regional Victoria. We’ll be packing up the car with books and authors, travelling from country to coast … and making sure Melbourne doesn’t get all the literary fun. Look out for our bootful of books – coming to a town near you.


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