Author of Inkheart
About Cornelia Funke
Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children’s novels and picture books.
Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories, quickly establishing a reputation as one of Germany’s best-loved children’s authors.
Her international breakthrough came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.
Inkheart the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in 2008.
Reckless marked the start of Funke’s exciting new Mirrorworld series, and was followed by Fearless.
Cornelia Funke now lives in California and is working on several new books.
Accolades and awards
Cornelia Funke in the news
DRAGON RIDER is getting a sequel!
We are super proud and pleased to announce some very exciting news – the wonderful Cornelia Funke is back with a sequel to the bestselling fantasy novel Dragon Rider!
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