Tuesday, 31 October 2006

too young to write your memoirs?

The BS Johnson question must be asked: aren't you rather young to be writing your memoirs?
Franzen scrunches up his face and thinks hard for a good minute. (This is a habit he has.) 'Only if you consider it likely that something more interesting is going to happen to me in the second half of my life than happened in the first,' he says, eventually. 'I'm doubtful about that.'
- John O'Connell interviews Jonathan Franzen, Time Out, 18 October.

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