Karen Dowdall
Karen Dowdall asked Cornelia Funke:

Hi Cornelia. I think most people who read Inkheart fall in love with it as I did. It is a wonderful, inventive, creative story. Do you think your ability to illustrate inspired you to choose fantasy as an author?

Cornelia Funke Dear Karen,
I am never sure what is the egg and what the hen. Did I become an illustrator because I see the world in images before I perceive the words? Do my words paint images because I am an illustrator?:) I am quite sure though that fantasy would be my genre even if I couldn't draw. I believe that the world is such a strange and fantastic thing that only fantasy enables us to write realistically about it:)

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