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The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's.

The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.

They were written in the early '90s when I was strapped for cash.

Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are.

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.

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