5 Questions with Safron Rossi


What’s your favorite book?

At this moment, it’s Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, about the friendship of two Sicilian women throughout their lives. It’s the deepest rendering I’ve ever encountered about the things that happen between two women.

What’s the one guiding principle at the heart of the way you live?

Something Carl Jung said. Life calls not for perfection but for completeness.

Where are you the happiest?

At home. Or in a bookstore or in a library.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

. . . putting my ideas in front of a group of strangers. That movement of taking an idea or work I created and making it public leaves me vulnerable.

What is your guilty pleasure?

British murder mysteries!