Giorgio Faletti, author of I Kill and now I Am God, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Giorgio Faletti

author of I Kill and now I Am God

Ten Terrifying Questions

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1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

Sono nato ad Asti, una piccola città di provincia vicino a Torino, nel 1950. I miei nonni erano contadini, così ho diviso la mia infanzia fra la città e la campagna. C’era un fiume, c’erano i campi e i salici. C’era una libertà di immaginare e di giocare che dopo ho inseguito per tutta la vita. Quando ho finito la scuola, dopo la laurea in Giurisprudenza, ho deciso che avrei fatto di quell’inseguimento il mio lavoro.

I was born in Asti, a small provincial town near Turin , in 1950. My grandparents were farmers, so my childhood was divided between the city and the country. There was a river, fields and willows. There was a freedom to Continue reading

Faletti with I Kill v Cronin with The Passage – it’s the battle of the big guns

All the action in book sales this week  is with the blockbuster buy-ins as Giorgio Faletti’s I Kill and Justin Cronin’s The Passage go head to head. I Kill has picked up more sales in its first few weeks than did The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo which, of course, comes a huge relief to its Australian publisher which was probably wondering how to shore up sales once (if) the Dragon Tatto juggernaut finally runs out of steam. Meanwhile, the full weight of the US marketing machine is behind The Passage and for once, it sounds like it has backed a damn good story.

I Kill and The Passage – coming soon to a light wall near you.

Meanwhile, if you missed the July edition of Booktopia Buzz, here is my coverage to bring you up to speed. And check out our prices! Continue reading

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