Through her prize-winning books All That I Am and Stasiland, Anna Funder has deeply considered the cost of lying and truth-telling in powerful regimes. She’s joined by Jason Steger to discuss what happens to people who espouse lies and those who refuse to go along with them. The pair also highlight the inherent friction between power and truth, and consider how 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we find ourselves in a new age of untruth.
Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned.
Anna Funder (Australian)
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 won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction in English. Both books are international bestsellers, published in over 25 countries. Her most recent book is the novella, The Girl With The Dogs.
Jason Steger (Australian)
Jason Steger is books editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former panellist of ABC TV's The Book Show.