Arnon Grunberg



This afternoon I moderated a panel on writing under a pseudonym, part of PEN World Voices Festival.
I enjoyed listening to Bernardo Atxaga, Alina Bronsky and Randa Jarrar.
This sentence from Atxaga’s book “Obabakoak” struck me as deeply insightful: “For goodness sake get yourself an alarm clock! It really keeps a chap company.”

There is no need for loneliness as long as you have an alarm clock. Please, bear that in mind.