May 27, 2011

The Writing Life →


In the ideal world, all writers would have a Catholic childhood, or belong to some other religion which does the equivalent for you. Because Catholicism tells you at a very early age the world is not what you see; that beyond everything you see, and the appearance – or the accidents as they’re known – there is another reality, and it is a far more important reality.” - Hilary Mantel

The Guardian newspaper published a decent excerpt - with bonus audio files - of the British Library’s recently released double CD set, The Writing Life, in which writers like Ian McEwan, PD James and Howard Jacobson share their thoughts on what makes a writer, their relationship with their characters and the mechanics of writing.

(Image: By Philippe Kurlapski (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons)


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