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Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Words on Wednesday: Interview with China Miéville
A excellent interview.
Nancy Pearl talks with London-based "weird fiction" (after H. P. Lovecraft) author China Miéville.
Miéville seems a very articulate, intelligent and sensitive writer. A good role model for aspiring writers, a touch of swagger perhaps, but aware of this affectation too.
I've only read one of his books, Perdido Street Station, but enjoyed it immensely Once I find the time (and work my way through a mammoth backlog of 'must read' books) I intend to search out Embassytown.
Novels, good novels, good stories, are like mulch for creative thought. The thoughts need not be directly related to the matters at hand, that is, discussed in the context of the novel, but it does plant a seed to germinate in some part of the mind. I found this especially true when reading Miéville.