Writing or performing? Writing. I love being free.
Three books you’d take to a desert island? Accabadora by Michaela Murgia, Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk, and Uncle Vanya by Čechov.
The TV series you never want to end? GOT.
Digital or real? Digital needs real.
A story you’d like to tell? You want me to tell you about my next novel?? Naaaaah.
The last time you found you couldn’t communicate? Everything’s gone well so far. I think I’m lucky to have a natural propensity towards digital. As long as that’s the main channel, that’s fine by me. Then I’ll change. Just as we’ll all change.
Your favourite object? It’s not an object. I’m not attached to anything material.
Your favourite place? Cefalù.
Reuse or recycle? Recycle, the circular economy demands it.
What do you do towards being “sustainable”? Small everyday sensitive acts. And I’m working on a project to find a solution to waste packaging.
Elective affinities with? Cristina Fogazzi, despite the fact that we’re so different, with very contrasting attitudes in public – and in private – she’s one of those people who’s always there and always will be. As I will for her.
Who would you like to invite to one of your dinners? Meryl Streep. I think she’s the only person in the world for whom I feel a sort of veneration. In any case, I’m fascinated by all women who are strong and sensitive. (Yes, more women than men)
Is @suonarestella a cage? It’s an attempt to escape from a cage. In the entrance to my home I asked for some wallpaper with a huge cage. The animals are all drawn half in and half out. They are us, for much of our lives, trying to tell the world who we are. On the other side of the cage is the central chapter of my first novel, which is my personal attempt to show myself to the world outside my shell, to show you who I am. We have an ancestral need to be seen for what we are. It’s really challenging. Letting people into my home, even just virtually, was a process of collective analysis that really moved me.
Your favourite room? The bow window, which is also the reason why I bought this house, halfway between intimate meditation space and frontal display. That’s how I feel right now. It might seem like a dichotomic distinction, but according to me they are two faces of the same medal: you have to be really intimate to be able to show yourself without fear.