‘The industry is all about minimising risk and so you yourself have to take that risk. Obviously to take big risks on multiple projects could be financial suicide, and so being selective is key.’
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‘I write to tell the racists that I am black, and I am Britain. But I write because the world ain’t black and white; because I am black, and I am light.’
‘If I see something amazing I get filled with self-doubt, thinking I myself will never be able to reach the same heights. However if I see something rubbish I don’t then think writing is easy.’