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Studying psychology is fun because you’re always looking for the same things I think a writer should be looking for, which is the story behind…
It’s extremely hard for athletes to accept what’s happened to them sometimes. It’s hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I’ve spoken with…
I think that the relationship between two top-level athletes who are rivals is one of the most fascinating human relationships to explore. It’s always one…
This thing with being lovers, it isn’t like being married.
My whole life is my work.
If I can’t write it would be as if I died.
I’m really interested in people’s decisions.
I’m always determined that as a novelist I’m going to go out there and research my characters very thoroughly before I start writing.
I’m a much better writer for being a father.
I think, in common with a lot of novelists, I wasn’t the most athletic guy at school.
The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don’t always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn’t…
The Daily Mail can’t say ‘asylum-seeker’ without saying ‘foreign criminal’ in the same sentence. I’m sure it’s practically editorial policy.
There’s what people say, and there’s what people mean, and I like to explore the difference between the two.
I’m not happy with just repeating myself.
I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of…
I think that there’s something extremely beautiful about the Olympic ideal and its motto – ‘Swifter, higher, stronger’ – it’s such a beautiful motto, and…
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