Sunday, October 04, 2015

Matthew Parris on not being a novelist

From The Times (Byline section), Saturday October 3rd 2025.
"... That discouraged me from ever trying to write a novel. I'm no good at characterisation, I'm no good at dialogue, I don't have an ear for the way people talk. I don't know that I'm that interested in people."
And not just you, Mr Parris ... .