7 October

Bookstock is the largest literature live event of its kind. It takes place at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. Mona Ameziane and Tarkan Bagci will host the two-day event, welcoming international guests from the worlds of literature, music, film and television.

The festival stream will be available, for free, on YouTube.

Cornelia will join on Zoom on October 7.

Cornelia receives the Karl Kübel Award

The Karl Kübel Foundation presents the Karl Kübel Award to honor well known persons in public life, for their dedicated support of children and families. This year the foundation presents the award to Cornelia for her multifaceted engagement supporting children and families. On the Foundation’s websiteyou can find out more about the award and the reasons for the selection of the recipient. The award ceremony will take place on September 29th 2023 in Bensheim, Germany.

21 October

Cornelia and German actor Rainer Strecker read from Cornelia's new book "Tintenwelt 4. Die Farbe der Rache" (Inkworld 4. The Colour of Revenge); reading: Saal Harmonie (Congress Center, Ebene 2), 12:30 — 1:30 PM CEST; the reading will be followed by a book signing (Room Conclusio, 1:30 to 2:45 PM CEST)

Event is hosted by Dressler Verlag und Atmende Bücher; for all Inkworld fans aged 12 and older.

An illustrated letterpress limited edition of Inkheart

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Your Furry, Feathery, Hoofed and Finny Friends are back

In response to sooo many requests, we have brought your furry, feathery, hoofed and finny friends "back home". And we are looking forward to receiving many new pictures of your companions. So, HERE is our gallery.

SCINTILLA: ESMoA exhibition of the work of Cornelia's Artists in Residence

ESMoA, Los Angeles: The El Segundo based Experimentally Structured Museum of Art is pleased to collaborate again with Cornelia for the upcoming "Experience 53: SCINTILLA", April 27-September 16, 2023. For many years, Cornelia has inspired younger artists to find their own way into the world of storytelling. "Experience SCINTILLA" takes the opportunity to dive into this incredible network of young talent. Through the works on display, visitors can experience how an inspiring environment of like-minded people and an environment in magical places like Bonsall in Malibu or now Fraggina in Tuscany can be activated for a new generation of storytelling. SCINTILLA will showcase a wide variety of incredible works. Visual poetry pairs with expressive storytelling. Intricate drawings are juxtaposed with spirited woodcuts. Vibrant puppet sculptures find a way to artistic tarot cards. ESMoA is certain that SCINTILLA will open the door to everyone's imagination. For those unable to make the trip to LA, the ESMoA.org website will provide an opportunity to at least get a glimpse through a virtual tour.

"1001 languages on bilingual-picturebooks.org“ - An amazing project

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Cornelia is one of the newly awarded RSL International Writers

The Royal Society of Literature is the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature. The RSL International Writers programme celebrates the contribution of writers across the globe to literature in English through a new, life-long honour, recognising the power of literature to transcend borders and bring people together.

Do you remember?

We've added some more articles to our archive. Stories we fondly remember: https://corneliafunke.com/en/stories

A very special guest

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Our Quiz Show is back!

Step into the guestroom and find our quiz show with a sparkling new design AND a new add-on.

Most loved books

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An Email from the frozen world

How is Cornelia’s book "Dragon Rider" related to Antarctica? Two new (and very special) articles in our "Stories" section unravel the mystery . Curious? This way, please ....

Cornelia has moved - and her website got a makeover.

A former Agriturismo in Tuscany will be Cornelia's home and meeting place for her "Artists in Residence" for the next few months.

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Anja's owls first headed in the wrong direction...

... but finally they found us to be part of our "Draw A Bird Day Collection", too.

To my dear readers

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A new section for Cornelia's website

For over a decade of corneliafunke.com we have been telling stories about Cornelia and her books.

The most interesting ones you will find in our new "Stories" section. Enjoy!

Draw A Bird Day

Draw A Bird Day is April 8th of every year. It is an unofficial holiday, but it has been celebrated for over 70 years. It originated in the United Kingdom. You can find the background story HERE. On Instagram we asked Cornelia's followers to share their birds with us. And here they are! Thanks to Andrea, Nadine, Ani, Nelly, Jana, and Elli