I Want My Words To Survive Translation

I want my words to survive translation. I know when I write a book now I will have to go and spend three days being intensely interrogated by journalists in Denmark or wherever. That fact, I believe, informs the way I write-with those Danish journalists leaning over my shoulder.

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Think Of The Things Fiction Can Do That Film Can’t

I really have to think of the things fiction can do that film can’t and play to the strengths of the novel. With a novel you can get right inside somebody’s head.

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I’m More Interested In What People Tell Themselves Happened

As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.

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I Just Determined To Write The Books I Had To Write

Screenplays I didn’t really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write.

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I Served My Apprenticeship As A Writer Of Fiction By Writing All Those Songs

I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.

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