Illustration by Joda (@joda_art)
“Did you actually think that at the time? Or is it something you made up afterwards to try to sound clever?”
My son has caught the tail end of an interview I’ve been doing to promote my new book. I was saying something about the story being a metaphor for life. Son is rolling his eyes but his question is fair, damn him!
When I wrote the book, I was just writing a story. It was only having finished that I began to reflect on what it was really about. My intentions only became clear with hindsight, which I realise is both an oxymoronic and pretentious sentence. I think most of us, when questioned about... [read more]