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'Taking the prosaic and making it extraordinary'

27 October 2003

'Having kids, I became a whole new person. It changed me, enabled me to write to the extent I associate babies and fiction. Far from feeling held back by children, I felt they catapulted me in to it...

'I love taking the prosaic and making it extraordinary. Writers don't get enough credit for that... I don't want to glamorise. I want the reader to say, "Oh, that's just how it is." I love writers who take my breath away because they've pointed out something I've felt and didn't realise I did. I'm constantly striving for that as a reader and writer.'

Julie Myerson, author of Something Might Happen, interviewed in The Times by Candida Crewe