‘This is most precious of all to me; Andrei Platonov has an unquenchable belief that ordinary people, however damaged, can, and will, given time, get their act together.’
'Outsiders masquerading as insiders. That's how I feel when I'm writing a book. Only pretending to inhabit the everyday world.'
'I am definitely not one of those people who can get up before everyone else and work for three hours. Sometimes insomnia forces me up at night, but I never find the urge to write.'