Andreas Heger gave a short speech at the launch of Cooktown at Better Read than Dead, that we thought was worth repeating.
Jennifer Egan has noted that, of all the forms of artistic expression, the novel is the only truly internal one; it’s the only one that brings you into the mind of another person. The image, although powerful, is external.
For me, this means there is an intimacy in the novel which no other medium can produce. I write for that intimacy – that connection with each individual reader.Read More