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Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world where fantasy meets reality. Reckless is a thrilling adventure, a tale of heroism and loyalty, filled with danger, mystery, and magic--with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before.

Cornelia Funke´s reading is the kickoff for the 2012 Program of the Goethe Institut Los Angeles to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm Fairytales.

Los Angeles-based Funke is one of the most popular children’s book authors of our time. Her books are huge international successes and earned her to be named “one of the 100 most influential people in the world” by TIME MAGAZINE. Worldwide, Funke has sold over 10 million copies of her books. Many of her books have been turned into children’s films in Germany. INKHEART starring Helen Mirren and Brandon Fraser is her first U.S. production.

Berlin-based Rainer Strecker studied acting in Munich and has been appearing on the stage, TV and in movies since the mid-eighties. He has been collaborating with Cornelia Funke on several of her Books On Tape such as THIEF LORD and the INK WORLD Trilogy, all of which landed them on bestseller lists.

Added by Goethe-Institut on January 18, 2012

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