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‘As with exercise, if I don’t write for a few days I begin to feel flabby and on edge. It’s hard to feel at ease until I am back at it.’
‘Inspired or not, work had to be delivered. Caught in a game of double dare with deadlines I seldom blinked, even when they seemed impossible to beat. ‘
‘I lived in Andersonstown, Belfast, I was teaching there. And what I saw incensed me, so I wrote about that.’