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‘Throughout my adult years I’ve believed in the importance of the relationship between a writer and her community. I want to change things for the better.’
‘In a strange way writing is a communal activity, getting you out into the world to see it anew, to listen to it with generosity. ‘
‘I think I would rather read the Shades of Grey trilogy that re-read one of my novels. Wait a minute, is that true? Yes, yes it is.’