- Anna Funder
image_size = 150px
name = Anna Funder
birth_date = 1966
occupation = Novelist, lawyer, documentary film maker
Anna Funder (born 1966) is an
Australian writer who grew up in Melbourne. She studied creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, also later studying at the Free University of Berlinas the recipient in 1994 of a DAAD Scholarship (German Government Academic Exchange Service Award). In 1995 after the Berlin Wallcame down she applied for and received a Fellowship from the AGA to return to Germany.cite web |title= Australia-Germany Fellowship Past winners |publisher= Australian German Association Inc. |url= http://www.aga.org.au/fellowship/ |accessdate= 2007-07-14]
Funder has worked as an
international lawyer and in public relationsfor a German overseas televisionservice in Berlin. Living and working in Berlin inspired her to write her first book, the non-fictionwork " Stasiland", which explores the machinations of the secret police known as the Stasiin the former German Democratic Republic. She was awarded the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prizefor non-fiction in 2004.
* co-writer for the TV show - "Tripping Over" , (October 2006) directed by Tony Tilse.cite web |title= TV-series - Tripping Over |publisher= IMDb Database |url= http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775403/ |accessdate= 2007-07-14]
*" [http://books.guardian.co.uk/firstbook2003/story/0,13840,1079135,00.html Stasiland by Anna Funder] ", Guardian Unlimited, Thursday November 6, 2003.
*" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3808467.stm Debut author wins Johnson prize] ", BBC News, Tuesday, 15 June, 2004
* [http://www.abc.net.au/arts/sundayafternoon/programs/s869314.htm ABC Critical Mass biography: Anna Funder] ABC Critical Mass, 2003
* [http://www.lancette-arts-journal.ca/book_nonfiction09.htm Life Behind the Wall Now and Then] Lancette Journal, review by Alidë Kohlhaas April 2004
* [http://www.aga.org.au/global/downloads/AGA_1994_Fellowship_Report_-_Anna_Funder_Document.pdf Fellowship Report: Anna Funder] Australian German Association 1995
* cite web
title=Anna Funder: Inside the real Room 101
* [http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/articles/blogs-shanghai/shanghai-book-club/podcast-talk-anna-funder-east-germanyf/ Podcast of Anna Funder discussing “On East Germany” at the Shanghai International Literary Festival]
DATE OF BIRTH=1966
PLACE OF BIRTH=
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.