Saturday, April 20, 2013

An Interesting BBC Interview with Jack Higgins

I found a television interview aired on BBC in 2010 for the publication of The Judas Gate.  It runs nearly six minutes and it is really an interesting short piece.  It touches on his early years in Belfast, his love of writing (he describes it as a compulsion), and he said, regarding books and his writing, “books are everything.”

He named The Great Gatsby as one of the books that influenced him the most as writer: “The sheer grace of the writing, absolutely.  The wit of it.  The use of words. The haunting descriptions.” 

The video is here.

1 comment:

M Carlson said...

Great interview by one of my favorite writers! Thanks for posting this.