Reading books has always been, and it still is to me, as important as breathing. That’s why I have always found the question: Why do you read? really strange. Because people read in order to live. Ever since I read The Iliad by Homer, as a young boy, I’ve always loved stories. Telling stories in an interesting way; this is what we look for in literature. And I found it in the Bible, in Herodotus, de Montaigne, Flaubert and in Llosa. And this is why Knausgård seems so interesting to me. Simply put: Lego ergo sum.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council