So, who is a real writer, and what is real writing?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Novels are not content: Richard Flanagan, 2014 Man Booker Prize winner
"I do not share the
pessimism of the age about the novel. They are one of our greatest spiritual,
aesthetic and intellectual inventions. As a species it is story that
distinguishes us, and one of the supreme expressions of story is the novel.
Novels are not content. Nor are they are a mirror to life or an explanation of
life or a guide to life.