” I do not understand how on earth you can become a writer without seeing the world. “


” Have I ever written anything that has really changed something? What I believe is that you can’t change anything without using art. I believe that the drops wear away the stone. I try to be part of that army. “


” When you are around 60, there are certain things that are completely terrifying. One of them is that you have made the wrong choices in life, and now it’s too late to do anything about them. “


” I’m quite sure Shakespeare enjoyed writing Iago much more than he did writing Othello. If you write about someone you love, what the hell are you supposed to say about that person? It’s much better to have something between you and your main character that grates. “


” Certainly, I know what it’s like to be obsessed. I haven’t always been there for my children. They could reach me, but I wasn’t always there. But, you know, that’s not necessarily anything to do with being a writer. I mean, a taxi driver could have the same problem… Maybe. “


” When I was a very young author, I knew I needed to build myself a tower outside of Europe. Like when you’re a hunter, and build towers to watch the animals move. I knew I would never understand the world without that perspective. I came to Africa for that rational reason, although I love Mozambique now. “


” You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow. “


” I love Sherlock Holmes. There’s still an awful lot to steal from Conan Doyle. But within a tradition you can work in many different ways. “


” I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold a mirror to crime to see what’s happening in society. I could never write a crime story just for the sake of it, because I always want to talk about certain things in society. “


” Go to Mozambique! As long as you don’t expect to find flawless infrastructure, just go. Because this is a country where people have not quite grown accustomed to tourists. You still feel a genuineness that no longer exists in countries where tourism has been industrially developed. “



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I do not understand how on earth you can become a writer without seeing the world.
Have I ever written anything that has really changed something? What I believe is that you can


When you are around 60, there are certain things that are completely terrifying. One of them is that you have made the wrong choices in life, and now it
I
Certainly, I know what it
When I was a very young author, I knew I needed to build myself a tower outside of Europe. Like when you
You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow.
I love Sherlock Holmes. There
I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold a mirror to crime to see what
Go to Mozambique! As long as you don
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