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Article  •  21 July 2023


Anna Funder books to read after finishing Wifedom

If you’re obsessed with Anna Funder’s new book, Wifedom, check out more books by the author to read next.

All of Anna Funder’s books have one thing in common. Once you start reading, it’s hard to put them down.

The success of her latest book Wifedom is a testament to her talent, with rave reviews from every corner of the literary world pouring in. Fellow authors, booksellers and media alike have sung their praises. From Geraldine Brooks calling it ‘a masterpiece’ to Australian Book Review dubbing it ‘an object and a force’, it’s fair to say that Wifedom has generated quite the buzz.

But, what to do when you finish it?

Instead of giving into the despair often felt when finishing a great book, we recommend reaching for another one of Funder’s works.

Each exquisite in its own way, you simply can’t go wrong.

Read on to learn about Anna Funder’s other books. A new favourite awaits!

Anna Funder books

Wifedom by Anna Funder book cover.

Wifedom by Anna Funder

The book of the moment. No matter what genre you typically reach for, you cannot pass up Wifedom. A masterful, genre-bending work, this counterfiction turns the spotlight on George Orwell’s wife, Eileen. Referring to newly-discovered letters from Eileen to her best friend, Funder recreates Orwell’s marriage, bringing this too-often overlooked woman to life on the page.

All That I Am by Anna Funder book cover.

All That I Am by Anna Funder

Based on real people and events, All That I Am follows a group of friends and lovers who become instant outlaws when Hitler comes to power in 1933. Fleeing to England to continue their work in secret, they soon discover that it is not the haven they had hoped it would be.

Stasiland by Anna Funder book cover.

Stasiland by Anna Funder

This non-fiction book reads like a thriller. In Stasiland, Anna Funder tells the true stories of people who lived in East Germany – and what their lives were really like behind the Berlin Wall. Calling to question authority, surveillance and the way that history has a knack for re-writing itself, the book is a must-read – whether you consider yourself a history buff or not.   

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A blazing, genre-bending masterpiece from one of the most inventive writers of our time.

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All That I Am
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.
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Anna Funder’s Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Stasiland is an Australian classic, the definitive account of tyranny and resistance in the former East Germany.
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