” The early ’20s were like the waist of an hourglass. Lots of things were hurtling toward it and squeezing through it and then hurtling out the other side. “


” People say, ‘You’re like Dickens’, but I’m not like Dickens. Zadie Smith is a Dickensian writer because she’s writing about society now, just as Dickens was writing about his society. “


” When theatre works, it’s like nothing else, and when it doesn’t, which is often, it’s excruciating. It’s perhaps not so excruciating when a novel goes wrong, but there is a kind of magic that can and should happen. “


” I love film and, particularly, shorts. You don’t get to see them often, and they’re a great little form, like a short story. “


” I like dramas because there’s a big overlap between film and fiction, so I feel relatively qualified to talk about plot and characterisation and that sort of thing. “



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