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Anna Funder

Anna Funder is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and celebrated writers. Her multi-award winning novel All That I Am was an homage four extraordinary German anti-Hitler activists in exile in London in the 1930s. It won the Miles Franklin Prize, spent over one and a half years on the bestseller list, and is being made into a feature film. Anna’s Stasiland tells true stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, and of people who worked for the Stasi. A contemporary classic, Stasiland won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction in English. Tom Hanks called it ‘fascinating, entertaining, hilarious, horrifying and very important’. Both books are international bestsellers, published in over 25 countries. Anna is a former DAAD Fellow in Berlin, Australia Council Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. She lives in Sydney.

Voyager Main Stage

Anna Funder In Conversation

Friday | 3 May | 3:30pm

Anna Funder has become a significant part of the Australian literary landscape and is one of our most acclaimed and celebrated writers. Join the Miles Franklin Award-winning writer, author of All That I Am and Stasiland, as she speaks about her impressive body of work.

Presented by: Will Yeoman  |  Sponsored by: Wonderland Tents and Events

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


Voyager Main Stage

Calling Out the Past

Saturday | 4 May | 4pm

Join literary icons Anna Funder and Kim Scott for a discussion on uncovering the past and challenging elements of history that are outlandish and horrific in retrospect – while reflecting on the current political, social and cultural landscape.

Presented by: Will Yeoman  |  Sponsored by: The Break – Margaret River Beach Houses

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


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Anna Funder In Conversation

Main Stage
Friday | 3 May | 3:30pm
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Calling Out the Past

Main Stage
Saturday | 4 May | 4pm
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