Writing children’s books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.
Category Archive: December 12
Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present.
The language has got to be fully alive – I can’t bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don’t see why any reader should put up with it.
The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.
My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books, which was then a very new imprint.
When you are young you don’t always realise how full of doubts everybody is.
I hope that readers will tear through my books because they can’t stop themselves – and then, maybe, read them again and find new things there.
To try to expunge an individual’s history is a terrible violation.
The right is ours. Have it we must. Use it we will.
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.