Friday, January 2, 2009

Anna Funder on Courage (ABC PEN Centre broadcast)

Anna Funder on Courage

Anna Funder

Anna Funder shot to international prominence with the publication of her 2003 book Stasiland, about the East German secret police, and the attempts of some brave citizens to resist their oppressors. Now working on a novel, the author has taken time out to write and deliver the final of the 2008 PEN International Voices lecture series. Her essay is about Courage.

Anna Funder trained as a lawyer before turning to writing. Stasiland won the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in 2004. She is currently working on her first novel.

The duration of this video is 80'03".

This video is presented in conjunction with ABC Fora, a great source of talks and debates online.

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