After a week, it's better. I miss her. I mourn her. But some peace has returned. She had been so unattainable - so young, so much a citizen of a different era - that it is hard to feel fully deprived.
People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.
If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots.
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
Postmodernism cost literature its audience.
The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.