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Nicholas Royle Quotes

The idea that a student can write a sonnet or a novel without having a sound understanding about its history, and where it fits into literature as a whole, seems to me to be manifestly daft.
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Increasingly, those who used to teach and write critical or theoretical texts are writing fiction, poetry and so on; and kinds of texts are being produced that call for budding readers rather different from those who studied literature in the past.

— Nicholas Royle

I always have lots of zany ideas for promotional stuff as publication nears.

— Nicholas Royle

Belgium is a country with a split personality.

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I never know exactly where I'm going with a story, whether it's a short story or a novel. If I did I'd soon grow bored of it. The fun, for me, is in the finding out and the making sense of it.

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I'm not trying to write cinematic novels, but I have been told several times that my style is cinematic.

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I love experimental writing, when it's good, and good examples are much more likely to be found in the short form.

— Nicholas Royle

I only like naturalistic stories. I love short, fantastic stories that cast a spell over the reader, that transport you instantly to another place with another set of rules, somewhere imagined by someone else.

— Nicholas Royle

Who was it recently invented some machine that will enable her to sign a book from 5,000 miles away? Margaret Atwood. Get off your arse, love, and sign it in person. Publishers and circumstance made you a bestselling author. Give a little back.

— Nicholas Royle

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