Anna Funder is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded writers. Her 2012 novel All That I Am won ‘more prizes than any other in Australian history’ (HarperCollins) including the Miles Franklin Prize, the West Australian Premier’s Prize, the West Australian Premier’s People’s Choice Prize, the Barbara Jefferis Prize, Indie Book of the Year, Indie Best Debut Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) Book of the Year, ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Nielsen BookData Bookseller’s Choice Award. All That I Am spent over one and a half years on the bestseller list, several times at No. 1, and is being made into a major feature film.
Anna’s Stasiland, hailed as ‘a classic’, won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book in English in the world. Both books were finalists for many other international awards including the Guardian First Book Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. They are international bestsellers and are published in 20 countries.
A former DAAD, Australia Council and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Anna was InStyle Magazine’s Woman of the Year 2013 in Creative arts. In 2012 she was voted one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s 100 People of Influence in Australia.
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