Daniel Pennac in Bologna: “My farewell to Malaussène, arrived thanks to Stefano Benni 40 years ago”

BOLOGNA Daniel Pennac says that he will not miss the Malaussène tribe since many of the characters are transpositions of people he met in real life. Nor will he miss Belleville where the French writer has been living since 1969. What he will miss, if anything, is “a certain type of joy that hovers around the Malaussène together with a certain type of writing that I have developed for them”.

It is a farewell that also passes from…