TONINO BENACQUISTA, LOCKDOWN Q&A, April 2020
Where you are currently living and are you needing to self-isolate in your country?
I have been at home in Paris since the start of the lockdown a month ago.
How are these surreal days influencing your normal writing process?
Nothing has changed in this regard. I have been working from home for 30 years and keep the same schedule. I am working on a manuscript started almost a year ago.
If you had to isolate yourself with one other writer, who would it be and why?
I happen to be isolated with a writer: my partner, Catherine SAUVAT. I couldn't have asked for better!
Do you have any local stories of kindness or good deeds that you can share?
Like all of France, I sit at my window at 8 p.m. every evening to applaud the nursing staff. All my neighbourhood is present, it’s a joyful and united moment
What are you currently reading for pleasure?
I only read for work, Ray Bradbury, Maupassant, and La Bruyère
Is there a local dish or comfort food that you are eating more regularly at the moment, to get you through these turbulent times?
A dish, no. But from time to time a little scotch doesn't hurt…