Enjoyed your reading and the discussion very much. Made the remark on your very plain English and told you about Daniel Kehlmann, the German author, when you signed my book. If you are interested in him, there is a very good review in the Guardian about his bestseller "Measuring the World" (google his English Wikipedia). The English translation of his latest book "Ruhm" will be out as "Fame" in September 2010.
Like your little Chiasso-piece in the FT. So you can do short things.
Guenter Hesse from Frankfurt (hope to meet you at the Buchmesse)
Many thanks for that, Guenter. I’m glad you enjoyed the event – I thought it had a nice, warm atmosphere, and I appreciated the questions (including yours!). And thanks for recommending Kehlmann. He sounds a really interesting writer. I’m always looking for recommendations so I shall check him out right away.