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Anna Funder is one of Australia's most acclaimed and awarded writers. Her 2012 debut novel All That I Am won the Miles Franklin Prize and many others including the Indie Book of the Year and the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) Book of the Year.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Anna's non-fiction book Stasiland, now widely regarded as 'a classic', won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize, the world's biggest prize for non-fiction. Funder traces the true stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, and of people who worked for its secret police, the Stasi.
Both books were finalists for many 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.
Anna's latest book The Girl with the Dogs is a Chekovian inspired novella about what's really precious in life.
She will be joined in conversation on the night by ABC Canberra 666 presenter Alex Sloan to discuss her books and much more.
Tickets for this event are $70 and include a main course, shared dessert platter, a glass of wine and tea or coffee.
Anna will be signing books from 6.15pm and there will be a cash bar available before the event starts. Copies of All That I Am, Stasiland and The Girl with the Dogs on sale thanks to the ANU Co Op.
There will be opportunities for book signings after the event as well.
Anna Funder is a much sought-after speaker and an ideal choice to begin the successful Eat, Drink and Be Literary series for 2016.