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'Prose that draws attention to itself'

5 April 2014

'I do not wish to write prose that draws attention to itself, rather than the world it describes. I write quickly partly because of my own boredom threshold. The experience of being absorbed in a book is one of the best experiences you can have. There is a way of engaging with a larger readership. It is troubling that what we regard as important books are basically taking no part in the cultural conversation in this country.'

Nick Hornby, author of A Long Way Down and About a Boy in The Times