Arno Bertina


Arno Bertina is a French novelist born in 1975. He has published several titles from Actes Sud and Verticales. His trilogy (Le Dehors ou la migration des truites; Appoggio, and Anima motrix), is an epic on some refugees flocking at the door of Europe. Besides these novels, he has authored three titles under the pseudonym of 'Pietro di Vaglio'. His novel J'ai appris a ne pas rire du demon (I Learnt not to Laugh at the Demon) is biographic fiction dedicated to the singer Johnny Cash. In 2008 he published Ma Solitude s'appelle Brando (My Solitude is called Brando), an investigation on his grandfather who spent the whole 20th Century far away from his relatives, and their moral and provincial outlook. He wrote with Bastien Gallet (philosopher), Ludovic Michaux (photographer), and Yoan De Roeck (graphic artist), a book relating the story of a monument, the Ara Pacis, Anastylose (Fage, 2006). He is a member of editorial board of Incults, a magazine on philosophy and literature.