“When I start I like to know in advance where the story is going, and I spend a lot of time thinking about the story before I begin writing it.” (Paris Review)
Michael Frayn writes: spy thrillers (A Landing on the Sun), historical fiction (Headlong), about the creative process (The Trick of it), farces (Noises Off) award-winning plays (Democracy) and translations of Chekhov’s plays (The Cherry Orchard).
“I get more enjoyment out of rewriting, I think, than writing the original. The great difficulty is getting from nothing to something; going from something to something else is always easier.” (The Guardian).
Photgrapher: Eamonn McCabe
“Somerset Maugham said that writers should sit with their back to the window. I sit sideways on most of the time.” (The Guardian)