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Anna Funder

Anna Funder

Anna's Wifedom: Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life has been hailed as a "masterpiece" and a "spellbinding achievement". It is a New York Times Notable Book of 2023 and listed as a Best Book of the Year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Economist, The Times, the Independent, The Telegraph and LitHub.

Anna's Stasiland tells true stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany. Stasiland won the UK's premier award for non-fiction, the Samuel Johnson Prize, and was a finalist for many other awards.

Anna's novel All That I Am is a homage to four German anti-Hitler activists living bravely but precariously in exile in London in the 1930s. It won many literary awards including the Miles Franklin Prize and spent over a year on the bestseller lists. Both books are published in 26 countries. Anna lives in Sydney.