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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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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


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