Gianrico Carafiglio

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Gianrico Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio is one of Italy's best known authors. He is also a member of the Senate in Italy and was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organised crime and the traffic in human beings. He has written crime novels, literary fiction and recently a graphic novel illustrated by his brother.


Interviewed 08 March 2014

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Crowded, busy, noisy, jolly, boring, not boring, frantic, quiet, not serious.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

A table, my computer, a glass of chilled white wine, some food, trees, a piano with a piano player, canals and lot of water, gondolas, sunshine. Guess where I am …

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Spaghetti all’assassina (murderer’s spaghetti), a VERY spicy recipe.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Marion Cotillard, Steven Spielberg, Renzo Piano, Bruce Springsteen, Kathryn Bigelow, Mike Tyson and Monica Bellucci.

Six things you can't live without ...

Pens, pads, books (any kind), wine (not any kind), cinema, my punching bag.

Five favourite words ...

Maybe, challenge, stories, tomorrow, melody.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Australia, Arctic Circle (in summer), Paris (in spring), New York (in fall), Rome (any time).

Three books you've bought recently ...

- The Human Factor (Graham Greene)
- Antifragile (Nicolas Nassim Taleb)
- How to Become a Great Writer (just kidding …)

Two things that make you rant ...

Vulgarity, lack of a sense of humour.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Don’t listen to my advice …