‘Didn’t Shakespeare combine the quotidian with the supernatural, the mythical with the philosophical, all the time? Didn’t the Greeks? Didn’t the authors of the Bible?’
'In my dreams, my home is a clinically efficient office space, where I clock in to my desk at nine, and out again at five, with an hour for lunch and a swiftly moving in-tray.'
'Whether I became the writerly type as a result of writing, or whether I just subconsciously adopted that outsider-ish persona because I thought it glamorous, I'm not sure. But I seem to be stuck with it now.'