ABOUT






Mirna Funk works as a writer, journalist and storyteller.


She is currently writing her first children’s book together with Israeli illustrator Maayan Weisstub and working as a Consultant and Associate Producer for the company Carte Blanche that executes the movie for her debut novel “Winternähe”. In September 2018 her debut audio play “On One Single Piece of Paper” will air at Bayrischer Rundfunk.

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, 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. 


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".


Since January 2018 she is Director of Communications Europe for Casper.