Mirna Funk was born in East Berlin in 1981 and lives in Berlin and Tel Aviv. She works as a journalist and author. She received the Uwe Johnson Prize for best debut for her first novel Winternähe (2015). Her second novel Zwischen Du und Ich was published in February 2021. Since 2018, she has written the column “Jüdisch heute” (English: Jewish today) in German Vogue.
WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THIS PODCAST? WHAT DRIVES YOU PERSONALLY?
I’m interested in pluralistic Judaism in Germany. I want to show that there is no such thing as “the Jew” or “the Jewess”. We all have different positions, yet at the same time we are united by common experiences, perspectives and views.
WHAT IMAGE OF JEWISH LIFE IN GERMANY DO YOU HAVE?
One that I hope I will have to re-examine thanks to this podcast.
WHAT SOCIAL ISSUES ARE STILL ON YOUR MIND?
There are so many that I would need more space to list them all. Listen in to the podcast!