Literature Days in Solothurn 14.5. – 17.5.2015

It’s always a pleasure to be there and sniff this special air!

I visited Lukas Hartmann’s and Marica Bodrozic’s reading and presentation „Authors in dialog“, which was very impressive because themed of the current conflicts on our planet (…about 36…) and most close to us, the fugitives in the mediterranean sea. The reading has been intensely applauded by the audience.


Afterwards I went to Michela Murgia’s reading and met her for a talk. Michela’s novels are mostly based on traditions of the island of Sardinia, where she comes from. She’s got a background as theologist and sees the things from another perspective. I went home with a few books of her and of course signed! We’ll keep in touch via Twitter! Buona fortuna, Michela!!!


VI edition of Book Fair @ Castello San Barbato, Manocalzati (AV) Italy

I’m proud to announce the first presentation of „La Cartiera“ at the coming book fair at the suggestive Castel of San Barbato in Manocalzati, close to Naples. Donatella De Bartolomeis, creative director of the fair and my cousin Mirella Merino have organized this edition and invited me. Due to a conflict in my schedule, Mirella will represent my book at the fair. Mirella Merino is also blessed with the writer’s DNA and will present her first book „Lo Sguardo Di Iside“ (Iside’s Glance). Together we are planning more presentations in Italy!

At this point to both ladies: grazie di cuore e buon successo! Mi sento molto onorata! Thanks from the heart and a lot of success! I feel very honored!

You can read the article about the fair here:



Post Scriptum, here’s a pic from the Merino stable:

Fiera del libro Castello San Barbato

I’m very proud about, two Merino’s are writers!