Mirna Funk works as a writer, journalist and storyteller.
She is currently producing an audio play, she wrote for Bayrischer Rundfunk, together with Malakoff Kowalski, preparing for a lecture and reading at the University of London in April and - due to the great success in 2018 - curating the day’s program for January 27th, 2019 to commemorate International Holocaust Rememberance Day at Berliner Ensemble.
Born in Berlin in 1981, Funk majored Philosophy and History at Humboldt-University. She conducts articles and essays for various magazines and newspapers like Die Zeit, Emotion, Interview, Neon, Nido and Welt am Sonntag. She often addresses the presence of Jewish culture and is writing about cultures of remembrance and how those are being reshaped in the present.
Since January 2018 she is Director of Communications Europe for Casper.
Her debut novel "Winternähe" was published in July 2015 by S. Fischer Verlage and translated into Dutch. It was awarded with the "Uwe Johnson prize" for emerging writers and nominated for the "aspekte literature prize", the "Klaus Michael Kühne prize" and the "Ulla Hahn prize" for "best debut novel". The production for the movie “Winternähe” will start at the end of 2018.