Mirna Funk was born in East Berlin in 1981 and lives in Berlin and Tel Aviv. She studied philosophy at Humboldt University and works as an essayist and author for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Die Zeit. From 2018-2020, she wrote about Jewish life today on Vogue-Online.

In 2015, she debuted with her novel “Winternähe” published by S. Fischer-Verlag. It was awarded the Uwe Johnson Prize and was nominated for the Aspekte Prize. In February 2021 she published her second novel “Zwischen Du und Ich” with dtv.

In her literary works, essayistic and journalistic works as well as curatorial projects, Mirna Funk explores the questions of the presence of Jewish culture in Germany today and a present-oriented culture of remembrance.