Peter Carey [on the sound of pneumatic drills outside his Manhattan apartment]… It’s been going on for a few days. Actually, I wrote ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ across the street from a construction site, with rock-splitting equipment banging away constantly for months. I can deal with this.”
[Peter Carey in an interview with ‘The Bookseller’ magazine September 12, 2014 about the forthcoming publication of ‘Amnesia’]
Read this interview with The Paris Review to find out why the young Carey thought it was a good idea to send his unpublished novel to English theatre critic Kenneth Tynan.
To read my novel of Carey’s latest novel, Amnesia, click here.
‘Amnesia’ by Peter Carey [UK: Faber]
If you agree with Peter Carey, perhaps you will agree with:-
Lizzie Enfield – on women’s revenge
Frederick Forsyth – all authors are only half in the room
Natasha Carthew – if it feels right, write outdoors
And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
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