Arnon Grunberg


Hezbollah and the womanizers

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv yesterday I was briefly detained. If detained is a too big word for the action that took place let’s say that I was questioned about my stay in Lebanon.
After an intense but brief interview I got my passport back and was allowed into the country.
Today I was interviewed by Israeli television and a newspaper about the Hebrew edition of Marek van der Jagt’s novel ‘The Story of my Baldness.’ None of my books has been translated into Arabic yet. I’m waiting for that to happen.
I have been told that the senior members of Hezbollah are all womanizers. A womanizer will appreciate The Story of my Baldness, even if he is in the politburo of Hezbollah in his free time. (Maybe the Polish womanizer is the exception to this rule.)