photo credits: Cruccone - CC-BY-3.0
country of citizenship: Germany
native language: German
language of expression: German
occupation: writer, children's writer, screenwriter, illustrator
award received: Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Roswitha Prize, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff prize, Zilveren Griffel, Wildweibchenpreis
influenced by: Graham Greene
Cornelia Maria Funke (; German: [ˈfʊŋkə]) is a German author of children's fiction. She was born on 10 December 1958 in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia. Funke is best known for her Inkheart trilogy (originally in German: Tintenwelt-Trilogie), published in the United Kingdom between 2004–2008. Many of her books have now been translated into English. Her work fits mainly into the fantasy and adventure genres. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Funke has sold over 20 million copies of her books worldwide.
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Novel by Cornelia Funkewd:Q1613942
romanzo scritto da Cornelia Funke e Lionel Wigramwd:Q2135738