My Typewriter and I
So, if you’re going to write, do it properly. If you’re going to write, then write about what really matters. About love, about death, about failure, or maybe even about success and happiness and infinity.
Thomas Glavinic likes summertime. He hates cowards; he likes generosity, courage, tact and discernment. And he likes attentive readers, people who give his books thought. Here he addresses such readers to tell them everything there is to know about him as an author. He explains how the seed of an idea forms the starting point of every text and makes no attempt to deny the agonies he experiences as he waits for that idea to germinate and grow into his next novel. He recalls how he began writing as a boy and how it became his profession. But above all, he writes about his books.
Thomas Glavinic, one of the most fascinating authors of our time, allows us access to his innermost thoughts, hopes and fears. Rarely has the act of artistic creation been dissected with such unsparing candour – and rarely will readers feel so close to an author.