Arnon Grunberg


The next generation

The conversation with the Israeli author Yael Hedaya this afternoon at the Mercantile Library, a lovable library, was interesting and as far as I’m concerned agreeable to the heart. I enjoyed Yael’s irony and also I did enjoy reading her books. (Her books that are available in English that is.) My favorite was her novella “Housebroken”.
It was a pleasure as well to see A.M. Homes in the audience, whom I had interviewed in 2005 for a Dutch television program.
After coming home from the conversation I read this article in Ha’aretz about a son who decides to have an exact copy of his father’s Auschwitz-tattoo on his arm.
It’s called an act of solidarity. But it might be called a perversion of solidarity as well.