‘I’ve posed with my elbows atop a pile of my own books, grinning unreliably like a disastrous QVC presenter; I’ve been listed on a menu as the starter, main course and desert to be served at three adjacent tables of indifferent US journalists.’
'My default reading is old thrillers, specially the novels of Simenon, of which there are a lot. I particularly like thrillers dating from the seventies.'
'Far from home, in a new language, I could reinvent myself and write myself into the land. A decade later when my first novel was accepted for publication, some people found it odd I wasn't writing in my mother tongue. '