Arnon Grunberg



In 1997 I was invited to the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. The Russian author Viktor Pelevin made a big impression on me; he seemed to be opposed to socializing. And socializing is mandatory for authors at a festival.
I’m back in Toronto for the same festival and last night over dinner I had a pleasant conversation with an author’s husband. He showed me a picture of his granddaughter. This gesture touched me.