How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally - certainly with my secular background - the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.
If a film project were available and the timing was right, I might be interested.
I am not an autobiographical writer.
Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.
In all big cities the style of life is the same. Same endless array of restaurants; same big museums with the usual suspects; same anonymity, which can be thrilling when you're young but which I found got tiresome.
The idea of a flip book still really appeals to me. That idea of fiction and non-fiction.
I'm happy pretty well anywhere on this big, beautiful planet.
I like using animals because they help suspend my reader's disbelief. We have certain ideas about dentists. We don't have many ideas about rhinoceros dentists.
I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people's minds.