Andrea Petković is a professional tennis player, columnist and television presenter. She runs the Racquet Book Club on Instagram. The name is inspired by the Racquet Magazine, to which Petković regularly contributes essays, for example on the influence of the diva Serena Williams on pop culture. Her first book, an auto-fiction, will be published in autumn 2020.
Every time I start to read Ernest Hemingway, I think at first: Kind of boring, isn't it? After 5 hours of non-stop reading, I sit in the corner of my room, tear-stained, having entirely forgotten about time and space around me. The few words he chooses deeply affect me. And the indifference towards the living, angry bulls in the streets of Pamplona symbolizes an entire war-traumatized generation that no longer knows what is good or what is bad. So they hold on to their glasses and try to survive. A glass of rum to Hemingway and his friends!