“Je realiseert je dat we allemaal meedoen aan dat geweld.” Jesse Ball, 41, writer & poet, Chicago.
“Sometimes I’m overjoyed with it and think it is a great piece of literature, sometimes I think I failed completely, depends on the day.” Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
“Just for the record, I called my daughter to answer the question. Her answer is that in her own writing, her brain gives her sad people and she tries to write them to comfort. I like that.” Justin Cronin, 54, writer, Texas (USA).
“I started thinking about this book around 2009, after the Lehmann Brothers crisis happened. I wanted to write about how big economic changes can impact personal life.” Kristine Bilkau, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“I better love it, because I worked on it for ten years. If I didn’t love it, I would be in big trouble.” Nathan Hill, 40, writer, Naples, FL (USA).
“I felt spiritually deepened by writing this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.” Robert Harris, 59, writer, Kintbury (UK).
“I turn a realistic idea into a little imaginary, you could say surrealistic, writing.” Frank Witzel, 60, writer, Offenbach (DE).
“It answers a really serious literary question: why should sociopaths have to be badly dressed? Sex, murder, shoes, it’s got the lot.” L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
“Every human being is made through his own story: a personal story, a family story or even a story of a country.” Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).
“I really put all the love and all the effort in it that I could at that time.” Karin Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“The reason why I love this book is simple to explain: I have created characters that I really love, they are like family to me.” Samuel Bjørk, 46, writer, Norway.
“It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature.” Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).