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Thalia Kids' Book Club: Cornelia Funke's Inkdeath
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 10/18/2008 at Symphony Space.

New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke makes a rare appearance to talk about the stunning conclusion to the beloved Inkheart trilogy, a thrilling adventure series.

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+ About the Artists

German writer Cornelia Funke debuted in America in 2002 with The Thief Lord, hailed by USA Today as an "exquisitely told tale of adventure and intrigue set in contemporary Venice that can be read, or more accurately devoured, by teenagers and adults." Since then, she has sold more than eight million copies of her books worldwide and was named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" in 2005. Cornelia Funke's books have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, and Time, among others. The first two books in the Inkheart trilogy, Inkheart and Inkspell, were #1 on The New York Times bestseller list and together spent over 60 weeks on the list. Inkheart has been made into a movie, starring Helen Mirren, which will be released at the end of January. Cornelia Funke lives in Los Angeles with her children.

Madeline Cohen has been Symphony Space's Education Director since 1989. She directs the Curriculum Arts Project (CAP), which gives thousands of students insight into the social studies curriculum through interaction with the arts and artists in the classroom, at museums, and at Peter Norton Symphony Space. She co-organizes Symphony Space's All Write! program for adult literacy students, which is modeled after Symphony Space's series Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story.

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