I think of my favorite literary interviews as revelatory events: occasions, in Toni Morrison’s words, “when some moment or phrase flares like a lightning bug” and all participants “see it at the same time and… remember it the same way”.
“The novel wraps itself around you like a cocoon.”
“Who do we, as writers, choose not to leave behind?”
Novels, she says, should provide a “vision of life” rather than a “fascinated horror” of it.
“Home is a place where I exist at every age.”
“I write only when I have something to say” — How should a Caribbean writer of my generation take this? Moreover, Is it a good advice for a teacher to give her writing students?