Arnon Grunberg

A not so old man

Still waiting for the miracle

Another night, another reading, another interview. Last night I had to read with two Swiss autors, Thomas Hürlimann and Charles Lewinsky.
While being asked the old question about funny experiences on a reading tour, I gave the old answer: “I’m still waiting for a lady to propose to me after the reading.” Last night a lady approached me after the reading, asked for a signature, said something that I could barely understand at first, but then I understood that she was proposing to me.
I borrowed her pen to sign other books, but when I was ready to return the pen she was nowhere to be found.
A young man from the publishing house said: “Don’t tell anybody that you were disappointed that you had to have dinner with an old man from your publishing house.”