Sunday, 10 November 2013

Writing - Great writers and their thoughts

JRR Tolkein

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

“Never laugh at live dragons.”

The words of great writers are available to us all to read and benefit from or read and learn nothing from. Our choice. The BBC have an archive of interviews from several authors on the link,

(You may need to paste this into your browser)

The link is a collection of live interviews  broadcast at various times over a number of years.

Zadie Smith

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

Zadie Smith has published four novels all of which have received critical acclaim.

P G Wodehouse

"Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them."

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, and song lyrics.

John Wyndham

“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” (Day of the Triffids)

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was an English science fiction writer who usually used the pen name John Wyndham.

These are just four whose words you can hear them speak through the magic of radio at the link I posted above. Others in the archive include,

John le Carre
Lawrence Durrell
E M Forster
Robert Graves
Christopher Isherwood
William Golding

I hope you enjoy listening to these celebrated people.

God Bless