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Ackroyd on Writing

23 September 2002

'I try not to allow myself to be seduced by praise or distracted by criticism. Of course, I value the honest opinions of people who know the subjects that I'm writing about, but my objective remains to just get on with the writing... I enjoy the work I do. I feel fully engaged with and rewarded by it. I'm at my most content when writing.'

Peter Ackroyd on the critics and the writer's life in The Times