” Actors go inside the heads of other people and are not afraid of the complicated places you can find yourself. “


” On television, it’s all just shiny, successful people, and so I feel somebody has to wave a flag for the ordinary people who are not quite sure that they are getting it right. “


” I’m drawn to people who find themselves on the outside of things. I’m moved by that in real life. “


” The characters in my stories all have quite loud lives in my head. It’s a relief to get them on the page. Often they come from people I’ve noticed or overheard – but that is only a part of them. It’s only by writing that I discover who these people really are. “


” I think of myself as a very ordinary person. I like writing about the juxtaposition between people: the beauty of them at times and then the banal, everyday context in which we find ourselves. “


” I like writing people from a slightly sharp angle and then throwing more light on them. I think in life we see somebody and make judgments very quickly about who they are and what they are. Or we think people are boring because they appear ordinary. “


” In writing about Harold and Maureen with their terrible unspoken secret, and all those people that Harold meets as he walks to save a friend’s life, I was trying to celebrate the ordinary people. “


” This is what I have discovered – and it has been a gift in itself – that books live over and over again in different people’s minds. That I might mean one thing as I write, but a reader’s experiences will take it somewhere else. That is like a conversation, I think. It is a true connecting up. “



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Actors go inside the heads of other people and are not afraid of the complicated places you can find yourself.
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The characters in my stories all have quite loud lives in my head. It
I think of myself as a very ordinary person. I like writing about the juxtaposition between people: the beauty of them at times and then the banal, everyday context in which we find ourselves.
I like writing people from a slightly sharp angle and then throwing more light on them. I think in life we see somebody and make judgments very quickly about who they are and what they are. Or we think people are boring because they appear ordinary.
In writing about Harold and Maureen with their terrible unspoken secret, and all those people that Harold meets as he walks to save a friend
This is what I have discovered - and it has been a gift in itself - that books live over and over again in different people
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