This week, we’re taking a look at the leader of the (in)famous girl gang: Charlie of The Wild Chicks!
We have a big announcement from Cornelia and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro: the novelization of Pan’s Labyrinth that they’ve collaborated on, will be published in the US and UK on July 2nd, 2019! Cornelia worked with del Toro on The Labyrinth of the Faun for several years, exchanging drafts and notes. Alongside the novelization of his story, Cornelia also wrote nearly a dozen short stories, offshoots of the original tale often about characters on the periphery, which expand upon motifs from the original.
There will be dragons in 2019! If you’ve visited the Writing Barn lately, you may have noticed that Cornelia’s January to-do list includes “Dragon Rider book 3”, so it seems like Ben and Firedrake may be flying into a new adventure! And, While it’s too early to say when the third Dragon Rider book will be published, there will be new Dragon Rider stories in fall 2019—an animated film called Dragon Rider, based on the first book in the series!
DW Akademie recently published this in-depth piece that takes a look at the creation of Inkheart. Did you know?…after Inkheart was published, Cornelia Funke quickly followed it with Inkspell and Inkdeath, each coming out just two years later!
Find out more about Inkheart, and the story behind the story, here.
Whenever Cornelia Funke starts thinking about a new story, she starts with an A4 notebook.
Story ideas often begin for Cornelia with jotted notes, sketches, and clippings of pictures that catch her eye. Then those jotted notes—a character’s habits, description of a landscape—grow until she’s finished the first handwritten draft!
Our friends at Pushkin Press published Cornelia Funke’s latest addition to the Reckless series/MirrorWorld this fall: The Glass of Lead & Gold.
In the snow-covered city of Londra, young Tabetha survives by finding treasures in the mudbanks of the river Themse. On Christmas Eve, a sinister stranger asks her to keep her eyes open for a priceless, long-lost magical object: the Glass of Lead and Gold.
Cornelia’s writing website recently got a makeover, and the Writing House has officially transformed into the Writing Barn! We hope you’ll come to take a look around and say hello!
Cornelia's books have been translated into so many languages and editions—which means lots of different designs for book covers! This week, we're looking back on a few of our favorites.
Cornelia's long-awaited sequel to Dragon Rider has flown into bookstores in the U.S. and Canada. After over a decade, Ben, Firedrake, and friends old and new are back, and part of FREEFAB, a conversation organization that aids magical creatures and the humans who love them.