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Publishers send me a lot of first novels because my first novel was the defining novel of my career, and I guess a lot of…
I’ve been interested in writing and storytelling since I learned to read, but it wasn’t until I read Dylan Thomas, when I was 14, that…
I think a lot of the people who write about me think that if they had to write fewer interviews then they would transcribe their…
I feel that there’s a lot of would-be guardians of the culture who think that high-minded literary purpose and the life that gets chronicled in…
I don’t think I found my voice until I reached New York. I suppose it’s possible I would have had some kind of different literary…
I always hope people will like me, and I’m always afraid they will think I’m a fraud. I try harder than perhaps I should to…
Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did.
You know, I’m always surprised when I read profiles, and they make me sound so jaded. I am so not jaded.
Yeah, ‘Gossip Girl’ is a good show. It’s a real New York show, like ‘Sex and the City.’
We’ve been hearing about the death of the novel ever since the day after Don Quixote was published.
When you catch yourself lying to your therapist, you know it’s a waste of money.
There aren’t many shy writers left.
There is a type of writer that can happily bury themselves in the country and dig very deep, but I’m not like that.
There’s a socialist bias to the consensus of the literary world: a ’30s mentality that says factory workers are more worthy of our attention.
The most interesting things that happen in my books are usually the things that arise spontaneously, the things that surprise me.
‘Socialist’ is the nastiest thing you can say about an American politician in some quarters.
Sometimes I think everything I touch turns into a Page Six item.
My former wife is a very eccentric woman, which is why I still love her.
Most of the people I write about have been ambitious outlanders who have been attracted to New York from other parts of the world.
I’m a romantic; you have to be to marry four times.
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