Monday, 19 September 2011

Writers on writing - Colm Toibin

"The page is not a mirror...your job is to fill it, not to see yourself in it. The first thing you do as a writer is an act of self-annihilation. You no longer exist - it is only the character."

Colm Toibin, speaking about his novel Brooklyn on the BBC's World Book Club podcast in 2011

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