Saturday, 2 August 2008
ANNE ENRIGHT'S WRITING ROOM
Anne Enright uses a corner of her living room to write in. She must have great, undisturby type kids.
I know it's a while since this was featured in the Guardian, but I was just doing my go-through-the-papers-for-articles-to-cut-out routine this morning, and came across it again. I've stuffed the hard copy into my bulging Anne Enright file. Yes, in case ye didn't know, I'm a fan.
It's further proof to me of the humility and lack of pretentiousness of the woman. Though maybe she is planning a fancy-schmanzy study upstairs because she says she writes in this room pictured 'at the moment'. She also says she 'can write anywhere'. I think if a writer needs a very particular set up to write, it's bad news. Train yourself to write anywhere! But always have your fixed place too, so your family know you are serious.
You can read the entire piece here.