‘My Perfect Day Is Sitting in a Room With Some Blank Paper. That’s Heaven. That’s Gold and Anything Else Is Just a Waste of Time.’

Terrific WSJ interview with Cormac McCarthy:

WSJ: How does that ticking clock affect your work? Does it make you want to write more shorter pieces, or to cap things with a large, all-encompassing work?

CM: I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009