Arnon Grunberg

A certain fondness


I had dinner with an employee, well a member of the Board of Directors of Diogenes Verlag that is publishing my books in German.
The member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Kampa is his name, and I share a fondness for certain things, one of which is: Roland Topor.
Together with the founder of Diogenes, Daniel Keel, Mr. Kampa has edited an anthology with texts by Topor.
When I received an important award for my novel The Asylum Seeker in 2004 I used part of the prize money to subsidize a book with stories and drawings by Roland Topor.
Finally the book will be published this fall in the Netherlands.