Yes, Cornelia Funke will be at the Carnegie Lecture Hall on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM as the final writer in Black, White and Read. The author of Inkheart, Dragon Rider and now, Reckless will read and talk to you and answer your questions.
Funke has long been known as Germany’s most popular children’s book writer. Chicken House, now a division of Scholastic, published The Thief Lord in the United States in 2003 after a young fan discovered she could not read Funke’s books in English. It sold out in 10 days in England and reached number two on The New York Times children’s bestseller list.
Since then, the first of Funke’s wildly popular Inkheart trilogy became a major motion picture. In Inkheart, the father of twelve-year-old Meggie can read book characters into life and real people into books, including her mother. He’s on the run from one particularly nasty character after being warned by a not-totally–trustworthy fellow conspirator, Dustfinger.
She has also penned Ghost Hunters – a series for younger readers – Igraine the Brave and much more. Her latest book, Reckless, makes its way into the dark world of fairy tales while Jacob Reckless (the name is fitting) tries to save his younger brother from turning into a heartless stone creature.
Be sure to check out Funke’s fan site where she graciously hosts you in her many worlds, both real and fantastical.