Louis de Bernieres in Listowel

Louis de Bernieres, an eye opening romp through his love life and views on in and out (the EU, that is).Highlights (not necessarily in agreement):

‘Magical realism is basically cheating. If you write a story where anything can happen you end up feeling a fraud.’

‘If you get trapped by the truth you end up writing a rather diminished piece.’

‘Greece has the best modern poetry and pop music.’

‘If I hadn’t written Corelli I wouldn’t have a house. I wanted to be a poet, but then I wouldn’t even have a cupboard.’

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