Mirna Funk
works as a novelist, journalist and screenwriter.

About

Born in Berlin in 1981, Mirna Funk majored in Philosophy and History at Humboldt University. She composes articles and essays for various publications, has authored two novels, and recently completed her first screenplay. 

Vogue, Interview

Zeit für reale Utopien

Berliner Ensemble, Curation

Connecting the Dots

Gedenktag zur Befreiung von Auschwitz

Dan Pearlman, Screenplay

Tacheles

Berlin Zeitung, Essay

Juden in der DDR – Schmerz, Wut und eine eigene Geschichte

Fischer Verlage, Novel

Winternähe

Bayrischer Rundfunk, Radio Play

Auf einem einzigen Blatt Papier

Vogue, Interview

Die Vogue-Kolumnen live

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Podcast

#niemalsverstummen

Zeit Magazin, Interview

“Deutsche können das Wort Jude bis heute nicht normal aussprechen”

Deborah Feldman und Mirna Funk im Gespräch

Vogue, Column

Der verbotene Apfel

Zeit Online, January 2017

Leichenberg, bäm!

Vice, Interview

Kippa – kulturelle Aneignung?

Myself, Article

Beruf: Sex

Im Gespräch mit drei Expertinnen

Ohhhmhhh, Podcast

Wie finden wir unseren eigenen Weg, Mirna Funk?

Self Publishing, Children’s Book

Where Is Daddy?

Mini Magazin, Essay

Drei Roadtrips

Myself, Interview

Mein Stilleben

Emotion, Essay

Kind wir reden jetzt über Geld

Cosmopolitan, Interview

Die besten Business-Tips

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Essay

Mit Erinnerung hat das nichts zu tun

About

Born in Berlin in 1981, Mirna Funk majored in Philosophy and History at Humboldt University. She is presently studying for her Master’s, and holds a scholarship from the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES), the scholarship foundation for gifted Jewish students and doctoral candidates.

Funk composes articles and essays for various publications, has authored two novels, and recently completed her first screenplay. Her work frequently centres the presence of Jewish culture, and looks at how cultures of remembrance are being reshaped in the present. With a perspective on Jewish life that is contemporary and personal, she educates through talks, panels, curation and workshops, and writes a monthly column, “Jewish Today”, for Vogue Germany. 

Her debut novel “Winternähe” was published in 2015 by S. Fischer Verlage. It was awarded the Uwe Johnson Prize for emerging writers, nominated for the Aspekte Literature Prize, and has been translated into Dutch. While “Winternähe” details the experiences of Lola, a GDR-born Jewish woman dealing with personal and family history amidst societal anti-Semitism, Funk’s first children’s book, “Where is Daddy?”, tells the stories of 12 diverse family constellations.

Funk is a current contributor to Emotion, Myself, Cosmopolitan, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Jüdische Allgemeine, and Monopol, and is also planning a podcast about Jewish life in Germany for the association 1700 Jahre. Her new novel is forthcoming from dtv in Spring 2021. Titled “Zwischen Du und Ich”, it explores violence and the transgenerational transmission of trauma. 

Deutschlandradio Kultur