” As long as our civilisation keeps trundling along generally forwards, then there is the possibility of a future where ethnicity is merely an interesting badge, not a uniform you can’t take off. “


” You can’t be a part-time Richard Dawkins. “


” 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, the nearer to the padded cell you are. “


” 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 you’re in a hotel room on the border between India and Nepal you can really discover things about yourself. “


” I’m certainly a plot and character man. Themes, structure, style – they’re valid components of a novel and you can’t complete the book without them. But I think what propels me as a reader is plot and character. “



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