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English: Stasiland

About the author

Anna Funder went to school in Melbourne and in Paris, and studied at the University of Melbourne and the Free University of Berlin. She holds a Doctor in Creative Arts (DCA) from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Fluent in both German and French, Funder has written in her book Stasiland of her experiences in Berlin, both before and after the Wall came down.

She was Writer-in-Residence at the Australian Centre in the University of Potsdam in 1997 and has won the Felix Meyer Creative Writing award, the Australian German Association Fellowship, and an Arts Victoria literature grant.

She has worked as a documentary film producer for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and as a translator for Deutsche Welle Television Berlin.

As of 2013, Funder lives in New York.

AusLit. Anna Funder: Biography. Retrieved November 7th, 2013 from AusLit http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/OLD?id=A)2u&idtype=oldid

Non- fiction books in the library

Do some background reading on the former East Germany and the fall of the wall.

Research from Google Scholar

Google Scholar looks for academic criticism and essays. Try the following search and find some complex analysis.

Type into the search box "Anna Funder Stasiland criticism"

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Stasiland - Germany

Videos and Podcasts

Videos:

Daily life under communism : Anna Funder interview at the University of Iceland - she discusses some of the people in the book

The fall of the Berlin wall from BBC news in 1989

Podcasts:

Libby Gorr discusses Anna Funder's Stasiland on Sunday School

Wheeler centre discussion : Lili Wilkinson and Melinda Harvey look at Anna Funder’s Stasiland 

Wheeler Centre - Texts in the City discussion about Stasiland

Wheeler Centre - Texts in the City discussion about Stasiland - Second discussion

THE CLICKVIEW VIDEO BELOW IS THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE SERIES "BUSTING THE BERLIN WALL"

Map East/West Germany