Colm Toíbín, the brilliant multi-award winning author of five novels and more than 10 works of non-fiction, is interviwed at TheManchesterReview.co.uk
Q:What do you enjoy most about your life as a writer?
A:The money. I never knew there would be money. It is such a surprise. And I like not having to leave the house in the morning. Yes, the money.
Q:Is there nothing else you enjoy about your life as a writer?
A:It is not for enjoyment. It has nothing to do with enjoyment. I like selling foreign rights, but that feeling would last no longer than 20 minutes.