Author of the Month Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke was an illustrator before she became the well-known author of the Inkheart books. She talks about the Ink World in our exclusive video and reads aloud from the final book in the trilogy, Inkdeath. In November Cornelia Funke herself joined the Message Board to answer some students’ questions!

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Cornelia Funke Answers Your Questions

Question from GhostsofHogwarts (AKA Ghostie): What is your favorite book out of the Inkheart series?
My favourite is Inkdeath as everything comes together.

Lizzie45 asks: Who is your favorite character you have created in the Ink trilogy?
In the Inkbooks I don't really have a favorite character as I love so many of them. If I had to choose I guess I would choose Dustfinger, but I love Elinor and Fenoglio as well and Mo of course and Farid and Meggie and Doria and the glassmen...you see? I love so many of them that I can't decide. Maybe Dustfinger is closest to my heart, but only maybe. If I ever return to the Inkworld I will be most interested to find out what happened to Doria and Meggie, to Meggie's brother ...and to Orpheus. I am really worried about what he is doing on the other side of the mountains.

Question from H.p. bookworm: I was wondering if you were like Meggie when you were young. I love books too and I was wondering if your love for reading started at an early age.
Yes, it did. I was a bookeater and I still am. I was raised in a small town and the books were the promise that the world is a much bigger and more adventurous place.


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