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When I was about 14, in about 1984, I decided to become a great poet. Faber & Faber was going to publish me, and when…
When you’re out of your own cultural context you have conversations with yourself that you just don’t have at any other point in your life.…
When I talk about my artist parents, people imagine a bohemian environment and think, ‘Aha, so that’s where he gets it from!’ But we were…
The words ‘maybe’ and ‘perhaps’ are literally the same – the flavor is the same, the educational level is the same. But you just know…
The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It’s a much milder form. But the better the book,…
Perhaps where text slides toward ambiguity, film inclines to specificity. A novel contains as many versions of itself as it has readers, whereas a film’s…
In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign…
I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than…
Any adaptation is a translation, and there is such a thing as an unreadably faithful translation; and I believe a degree of reinterpretation for the…
Loneliness is an integral part of travelling. I used to think it was the downside to travelling, but now I realise it is a necessary…
I don’t have problems starting writing. I have problems stopping. I’m one of the last dads to arrive at school to collect the kids, because…
Every relationship has its own language. It takes a long time to evolve and read one another. Just as it’s true for people, it’s also…
Your environment affects you wherever you are.
Writers are so used to books being optioned and then the movie never happens.
You can’t be a part-time Richard Dawkins.
There’s been very little writing about speech impediments, even though it’s this huge psychological barrier.
My books are anti-absolutist and deeply distrustful of any religious stance that precludes the validity of any other.
Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience.
Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.
It’s true that stammerers can become more adept at sentence construction.
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