Anna Funder

Anna Funder

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birth_place = Melbourne
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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 Berlin as the recipient in 1994 of a DAAD Scholarship (German Government Academic Exchange Service Award). In 1995 after the Berlin Wall came 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= |accessdate= 2007-07-14]

Funder has worked as an international lawyer and in public relations for a German overseas television service in Berlin. Living and working in Berlin inspired her to write her first book, the non-fiction work "Stasiland", which explores the machinations of the secret police known as the Stasi in the former German Democratic Republic. She was awarded the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for 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= |accessdate= 2007-07-14]



*" [,13840,1079135,00.html Stasiland by Anna Funder] ", Guardian Unlimited, Thursday November 6, 2003.
*" [ Debut author wins Johnson prize] ", BBC News, Tuesday, 15 June, 2004
* [ ABC Critical Mass biography: Anna Funder] ABC Critical Mass, 2003
* [ Life Behind the Wall Now and Then] Lancette Journal, review by Alidë Kohlhaas April 2004
* [ Fellowship Report: Anna Funder] Australian German Association 1995
* cite web
title=Anna Funder: Inside the real Room 101
publisher=The Independent

External links

* [ Podcast of Anna Funder discussing “On East Germany” at the Shanghai International Literary Festival]

NAME=Funder, Anna
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Australian writer
PLACE OF BIRTH=Melbourne, Australia

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