Thursday, 21 February 2013

Story or style?


"What's more important in fiction: story or style?
I'm against story. I remember [the painter] Howard Hodgkin really disliking being called a colourist. People love talking about writers as storytellers, but I hate being called that: it suggests I got it from my grandmother or something, when my writing really comes out of silence. If a storyteller came up to me, I'd run away."

Colm Toibin, the Guardian, quoted by Nick Hornby

1 comment:

  1. This is witty.But one without the other often is a bit of a bore.