Riccardo Bertora

Riccardo Bertora

When did you first realise you wanted to write for a living?

I always loved to write, my father wrote some novels, and I followed suit in my retirement.

Which writer, past or present, do you most admire?

I admire Shakespeare the most, to me no one comes close to this great master.

What was your first published (or performed) credit as a writer?

Not applicable.

Which piece of writing work are you most proud of?

My first book The Seventh Day of Light.

Who or what inspires you to write?

I am inspired by humanity, by a greater purpose, by the fact that we are mere nothings in a universe within universes, and life is not solely about living, it is about understanding, exploring and having meaning.

How do you switch off when you’re not writing?

Easily. I am in my eighties, ha ha!

Which one piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Write about what you are passionate about, then the rest will follow.

Why are you a member of WGGB?

I am not sure. My son has pushed me to do it, I am hoping to meet other authors, and possibly get a little exposure.

Riccardo Bertora is retired. His first book is called The Seventh Day of Light.

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