Chat on Saturday
The next chat in Cornelia's "House" takes place on 26 August from 6 -7 pm CEST German (Berlin) time. Check your time zone here: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
Dragon cake for the queuers
Within the scope of the exhibition Cornelia Funke. Zauberwelten at the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Cornelia gave a reading from her book "Dragon Rider". We took some happy photos of little Cornelia Funke book lovers at the following book signing. Enjoy...Read more
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Cornelia Funke. Zauberwelten
Until 27 August, the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe presents a selection of Cornelia's illustrations and beyond. In July, Cornelia arrived from LA to see what the museum team has so fantastically accomplished.Read more
Sunday, 2 July, 2017
"The Griffin's Feather"...
... is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!
Cornelia's comment on Twitter: "I am dancing with dragons to celebrate! A humbled bow and happy hum from Malibu!"
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather...
... will be published in July!Read more
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Cornelia's favourite books
Many of you keep asking about Cornelia's personal story faves. Take a look into her "Treasure Chest" ...Read more
Saturday, 10 June, 2017
Constantin Film adapting Dragon Rider
So many of you have been asking to make Dragon Rider into a movie. Now it is official and production has begun on the animated adventure Dragon Rider. We promise to keep you posted.
Thursday, 2 March, 2017
The Book No One Ever Read
Cornelia's new picture book "The Book No One Ever Read" will be published on May 14!Read more
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Breathing Books Club
Cornelia's publishing company has a "Breathing Books Club" in the works - they will be using a private Facebook group to gather fans and read Cornelia's books together, starting with the Reckless series. Since so many of her fans re-read her novels, they thought that would be a fun way to get some of them engaged with each other. The plan is to read a few chapters a week, to post "quizzes" with prizes for the winners, and to include other fun tidbits. Please message Breathing Books on Facebook if you are interested.
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Have you spotted our Blogger's Corner yet?
Have a look at our book shelf on the right side. The "Blogs" mobile will take you to a selection of some gorgeous book blogs. Breezy, brainy, bookish
Sunday, 1 January, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING A NEW WEBSITE YEAR WITH YOU ALL
Saturday, 24 December, 2016
...., Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad from my Tree House in Malibu! Cornelia
Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Mirrorworld, Inkworld, and...
Cornelia on her projects 2017Read more
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Firedrake on stage
The German Wuppertal Theatre for Young Audiences presents a fabulous pre Xmas stage adaptation of Cornelia's story "Dragon Rider". For more information, go to our Film and Theatre shelf.
Monday, 31 October, 2016
Halloween and pumpkin.
They just belong together.
But why is that?Read more
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
Knitted Underwater Heroes
In May 2017, Cornelia's underwater adventure story "Lilli and Fin are swimming to America" will be published by RandomHouseKids. Next to Cornelia's original illustrations, the book will include pictures of some charming knitted dolls by Rabbit Hole Knits designer Sara Elizabeth Kellner.Read more
Saturday, 17 September, 2016
New home, new website
The website received a new polish at just the right time. This summer I moved from Los Angeles to Malibu. I have never been a city person. I missed the wild despite my wild garden, the wide horizons, the silence... As my son Ben said, when he saw my new home: "Now your whole house is your writing house, Mum." It is.
And I have space to paint on big canvases (listening to loud music) and a choir of dogs and coyotes echoing through the canyon that I now call home. I see the Pacific ocean on my left and the mountains on the right. I hear horses walking by from time to time and the number of cars passing my house during the day is seldom more than the number of fingers on my hands. I have a drummer amongst my neighbors who is very good, and at sunset bats are fluttering around my house. Let’s see whether you’ll soon taste all that in my stories.
O yes, I can walk to the Lagoon, and apart from my very nice human neighbors, I have pelicans, cormorants, seals and dolphins for company.
Greetings from the house among the trees, Cornelia
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Anticipating "Die Feder eines Greifs"
Anticipation is growing among German Dragon Rider fans ahead of the release of "Die Feder eines Greifs" (A Griffin's Feather). Cornelia's German publisher, Dressler, created a Dragon Rider fan page to while away waiting time. So, this way, please, onto the dragon's back...
Sunday, 11 September, 2016
German Reading Tour "Die Feder eines Greifs"
Cornelia and the German actor Rainer Strecker will introduce the sequel of "Dragon Rider" - "Die Feder eines Greifs" (A Griffin's Feather) on a book tour through Germany in November. Tour dates and information on ticktes are now added to our 'Events' here in the WritingHouseTimes.
Sunday, 11 September, 2016
Cornelia started her own German audiobook label!
Atmende Buecher (German for 'Breathing Books') is a joint project of Cornelia and Eduardo García, owner of the sound studio German Wahnsinn).Read more
Sunday, 11 September, 2016
The Winning StoriesRead more
Wednesday, 10 August, 2016
9 Times Dragon
Fascinating facts about the legendary creatureRead more
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
The little dragon quest
Following the footprints of FiredrakeRead more
Friday, 5 August, 2016
If I could be a grown-up for one day....
In Cornelia's book "The Thief Lord", thirteen-year-old Scipio is desperate to ride the magical merry-go-round to grow older. If you had the chance to take a ride as well, if you could be a grown-up for just one day, what would you do?Read more
Thursday, 4 August, 2016
Do you believe in ghosts, Cornelia?
Cornelia spent some writing time with ghosthunters, ASGs and IRGs. But does she actually believe in ghosts?Read more
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Felt Fervour in the Chamber of Miracles
"Suse Federschmid, feltmaker, Giantling Alley, Schwanstein": A letter sent to this address will be returned, but a feltmaker bearing the name Federschmid ... reads quite like a resident of MirrorWorld.Read more
Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Ghost Knight: Reading and Exhibition Opening at Isny
In September 2011, Cornelia and German painter and illustrator Friedrich Hechelmann opened the exhibition of the original illustrations of Cornelia’s new book Ghost Knight.Read more
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Angels, Pigs and Pirates: A Picture Book Story
Kerstin Meyer is an illustrator. She has illustrated many of Cornelia's books and her pictures always hit the right note for Cornelia's stories. We paid a visit to Kerstin's studio in Hamburg Altona.Read more
Saturday, 23 July, 2016
Interview Barry Cunningham
"My job is to represent children" Barry Cunningham, Cornelia’s British publisher, tells about his favourite books, about his polar she-bear, a secret passion and his work as a publisher.Read more
Thursday, 21 July, 2016
Voices behind the mirror
In June 2010, Rainer Strecker and the publishing company Oetinger recorded Cornelia’s new novel Reckless at a studio in Hamburg.Read more