Thursday, August 13, 2009

Magnus time

From an interview in the Telegraph:

What do fellow drivers make of his writing? Mills stretches in his Metroline
jacket, pale-eyed, tall and lanky. "They tend to forget. A couple of them have
got my books but I don't know if they've read them. One inspector read my last
book and was quite interested."

This is the number two reason why I am such a fan of Magnus Mills: he has no writer's ego whatsoever. Which probably goes some way to explaining the number one reason: he is simply a great, great writer. Uncluttered, unfussy, unique, seemingly unambitious and yet effortlessly getting at more truth that the "deepest" Booker winner.

His new book - THE MAINTENANCE OF HEADWAY - is out now.

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