Anna Funder is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded writers, known for her remarkable renderings of real lives of courage, resistance and conscience lived against harsh backdrops.

Her internationally best-selling and Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Stasiland told the true stories of those who resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, while the Miles Franklin Prize-winning All That I Am was an homage to anti-Hitler activists living bravely but precariously in exile in London.

Her latest book, Wifedom – in which she upends the literary legacy of George Orwell to reveal his overlooked wife – has been hailed as a “masterpiece” by critics and named as a New York Times Notable Book of 2023.

RNZ’s Susie Ferguson meets her to discuss her exceptional work.

Supported by Platinum Patron Theresa Gattung.

Also at Auckland Writers Festival 2024

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Last updated: 12 March 2024