Anna Funder’s Wifedom shines a light on the woman who George Orwell described as his wife thirty-seven times without ever using her name. Eileen O’Shaughnessy has now been written back into history, as Funder explains to Nicole Abadee.
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Anna Funder is the author of international bestsellers Stasiland and All That I Am, which have been published in more than 24 countries, and the novella The Girl with the Dogs. Her books have won multiple literary awards, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Stasiland and the Miles Franklin for All That I Am. Her most recent book is Wifedom.
Nicole Abadee writes about books for Good Weekend, appears regularly at writers’ festivals and other literary events and has a books podcast: Books, Books, Books. She is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work before they submit it to publishers.