Interview with Daniela Forneris

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It makes me feel immortal
What do your fans mean to you?
Supporters help you to go on
What are you working on next?
Another story on old age. I like old people.
Who are your favorite authors?
They are mostly Italian, for example Arpino, Vitali, Fallaci and many others
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The love for life
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working as a teacher and trying to be a good person
What are your five favorite books, and why?
La sposa giovane by Giovanni Arpino
Almeno il cappello by Andrea Vitali
Accabadora by Michela Murgia
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Il barone rampante by Italo Calvino
I like them for the way the language flows, that's what we usually call "affabulazione" in Italian.
What do you read for pleasure?
Narrative books
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kobo-Glo reader and old paper books
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
None, actually I haven't sold a substantial number of books. To tell the truth I have not tried any in particular if not mere word of mouth
Describe your desk
I usually write on a wide wooden table in a corner of my sitting room, in front of the fireplace
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I have lived in the country since I was just a child and I'm living there at present. But I have spent part of my youth in town, too.
When did you first start writing?
When I was twelve
What's the story behind your latest book?
the search of an old man for a suitable epilogue of his life
What motivated you to become an indie author?
No editor ever gave me a feedback when I sent my manuscript, but I considered and still consider my book worthwhile being edited and read
Published 2017-07-17.
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Books by This Author

Between Uncas and Robin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This book questions the mystery of death and life. The protagonist is an octogenarian tired of living because he has been hit hard in his affection sphere in the last segment of his life. His personal existencial instance unfolds in a trip back in memories of his youth. Journey is therefore a symbolic element that permeates the text, be it real or spiritual, virtual or fantastic.
Tra Uncas e Robin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,810. Language: Italian. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Il libro si interroga sul mistero della morte e della vita. Il protagonista è un ottuagenario stanco di vivere perché colpito duramente negli affetti nell’ultimo segmento della sua esistenza. La sua personale istanza esistenziale si snoda in un viaggio a ritroso nei ricordi della sua giovinezza. Il viaggio è dunque un elemento simbolico che permea il testo, sia esso reale o spirituale, virtuale