The Heroine’s Journey of Veronica Tomassini

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love my work because it makes my fragility noble, my obsession turns into virtue.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Happiness is an inapplicable concept, it must last for a short time or become a new torment. Rather, I believe in a deep and secret joy that has to be done with God.

What is my greatest fear?

I have only one great fear that has conditioned my whole life, but I have never entrusted it to anyone and I will never do it.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?


Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I admire intellectual honesty, journalists like Marco Travaglio, some writers like Giulio Mozzi, Davide Brullo, Gianluca Barbera, Gian Paolo Serino, Giovanni Pacchiano.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Observe the lives of others.

On what occasion would I lie?

When I had to save someone, protect someone, then I would lie.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?


When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I think I’ve never really been happy, but I remember with gratitude the first presentation of my debut novel (Sangue di cane, Laurana)in Milan.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My complexity or the tendency to paranoia.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I narrated hard and difficult stories and I have reached many readers, I can consider it a success.

Where would I most like to live?


What is my most treasured possession?

My son.

What is my most marked characteristic?


What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

A square which is located in the oldest neighborhood of my city, a poor neighborhood and full of real life, primitive, like a suk or a melting pot of passions and multi-ethnicity.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

There is not.

What books influenced my life and how?

It was a diary, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo di Christiane Felscherinow. My view of the world has changed, it fell where the others took away

Who are my favorite writers?

Dostoevskij, Tolstoj, Gor’kij, Gogol, Cechov. The writers of the great Russian tradition.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Nocturne of Chopin.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?


Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Emir Kusturica. I love him, his films.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

“The lover” of J.J. annaud.

What role plays art in my life and work?

My life has inspired my work. So everything.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My father.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

Emir Kusturica.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovich.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

My new novels.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

I hope in italian bookshops.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

The meaning of a whole life

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Viola Di Grado, Cristina Caloni, Tiziana Cera Rosco.

How can you contact me?



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