INTERVIEW WITH LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR
ABOUT CHAOS BRÛLANT ( BURNING CHAOS )
Translated by Robert G. Margolis
Le Nouvel Observateur: How do you feel after a year deep inside the head of Dominque Strauss-Kahn?
Stéphane Zagdanski: I will not keep from you that 2011 was almost as painful for me as it was for Dominque Strauss-Kahn. As if the title of my novel had decided to turn my existence into a burning chaos. To give you only one example, an enormous fire completely consumed a storage facility in Gagny, in which I had some furniture and, especially, irreplaceable archives. And this is not the worst of what happened to me ! Proof, if such is needed, that certain books magnetize the world around their author, for better as well as for worse.