D-“Fratello Angelo” , your latest book, is a profoundly psychological fairy tale, the fantasy – realm of the child – whose world is privileged to you – as a writer for children’s literature, has the power to generate – so to speak – a true living memory?
The book is of course special since it reminds me of our son Alfie who died in May 2016. Of course it brings back sad memories but also the happiness of having had him, even for that short time. In a way I love working with the book Fratello Angelo, because I feel closer to Alfie. I also really hope to help other families who have lost a child. I think that if you have a book to read, it’s easier to talk about the sadness and the loss. I also want to show children that it’s ok to play games and use their imagination. In a way, I think that the book also can be seen just as you write, “every child has an angel brother”, like we can all find strength in different places. Some have religion, some have lost ones who give them strength and others have friends and family in their life who help them get through the day.