JLF: Author one-liners

Alexander McCall Smith on writing: “Many people think, “I have a book in me.’ With advanced imagery, they can see the book and tell you what kind it is – fiction, autobiography…”

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Ferdinand Mount, author of Tears of the Raja: “I hadn’t thought of my family as mass murdererers. In fact, I thought they were rather dull.”

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Margaret Atwood, on the Zombies Run app in which she makes a guest appearance: “I wanted to learn about zombies. They’re everywhere, you know – especially in the Harper government…”

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Stephen Fry: “The entire world, led by America is turning us into children. Books are the last resort…”

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Irving Finkel, author of The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Ark, on the documentary: “We shot the film in Kerala instead of Iraq.  We’d have beeen shot in Iraq and it was deemed not worth the sacrifice.”

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