Arnon Grunberg



A small book launch for my novels in Italian translation was held this morning on the second floor of bookstore Feltrinelli in Padua.
There I was being interviewed by a journalist writing for Il Matino.
Sunday morning at 11 would have struck me as an odd time for a book event but the turnout was a pleasant surprise.
Other than in Rome and Naples the question why I was interested in evil didn’t come up immediately. I don’t think by the way that my interest in what often is called “evil” is bigger than the interest of other novelists in this theme.
But other questions come up as well on a regular basis. Why I use the word “nose” in my second novel so often. To give an example.