“A writer once told me there is only one way to create: as if your life depends on it, which it does.”
“Breaking the ground is a very important phase. It’s a difficult phase, but once you take the time to do that, the book somehow propels you forward.”
“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”
“When I’m on a project, it’s good to be immersed in it, to return to it, daily.”
Enjoying awards and recognition, Colum McCann expands his use of multiple points of view.
The distinguished Canadian writer has pushed herself to work in a variety of genres, dramatizing issues of gender, power and society.
“Every discovery that I make as a writer, and the work it allows me to do, is true only for as long as it is true.”