By Anna Funder


Join Lili Wilkinson and Melinda Harvey for a discussion about Anna Funder’s 2002 work of creative nonfiction, Stasiland. They talk about Germany’s struggles with history, the reception of the book, and various techniques Funder uses to craft the story’s journey through sensitive subject matter.

Texts in the City goes digital: Stasiland

Further reading

Watch the full discussion about Stasiland here.

‘Against Forgetting: Anna Funder’s Stasiland and Helen Garner’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation, by Susan Lever.

Book review by Henning Hoff, 2003, in the Independent.

Community reviews on Goodreads.

Anna Funder discusses Berlin’s contemporary writing scene in Berlin Dayz.

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 lives in Sydney.