” If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. It’s the people who are always on the brink of crisis who don’t hit bottom who are in trouble. “


” I find being Irish quite a wearing thing. It takes so much work because it is a social construction. People think you are going to be this, this, and this. “


” I can’t think of anything you might say about Irish people that is absolutely true. “


” I am interested in levels of brain discourse. How articulate are the voices in your head? You know, there’s a different voice for the phone, and a different voice if you’re talking in bed. When you’re starting off with a narrator, it’s interesting to think, where is their voice coming from, what part of their brain? “


” If you can just actually let the character be for a bit, then you get the right sense. “


” You write a book and you finish the book. That’s your job done, right? You win the Booker and you have a whole new job. You have to be the thing, right? So instead of writing the story, you somehow are the story. And that I found that sort of terrible. “


” If you grow up in Ireland and read books then you really are obliged to attempt your own some time. It is not exactly a choice. I still don’t know if I am a writer. Believe me, there are days when I have my doubts. “



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If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. It
I find being Irish quite a wearing thing. It takes so much work because it is a social construction. People think you are going to be this, this, and this.


I can
I am interested in levels of brain discourse. How articulate are the voices in your head? You know, there
If you can just actually let the character be for a bit, then you get the right sense.
You write a book and you finish the book. That
If you grow up in Ireland and read books then you really are obliged to attempt your own some time. It is not exactly a choice. I still don
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