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‘They were mainly about two detectives driving around in fast cars, eating pizza, interspersed with the occasional anguished poem about a girl who worked on the bacon counter at Kwik Save.’
‘As a writer I play as seriously as a child, and live more than once. Writing also lets me play with ideas, intellectual puzzles; I push them around like jigsaw pieces.’
‘I wrote more to occupy my time and because writing was an activity suited to my hyperactive imagination and love of language, than to learn about Japan.’