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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.
If I can’t write it would be as if I died.
My whole life is my work.
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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