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William Nicholson, British Writer ( January 12, 1948 - )

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Madly, futilely, I wrote novel after novel, eight in all, that failed to find a publisher. I persisted because for me the novel was the supreme literary form - not just one among many, not a relic of the past, but the way we communicate to one another the subtlest truths about this business of living.~William Nicholson


Business Past Me

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.~William Nicholson


Experience God Learn

Everyone deserves to be the hero of a novel.~William Nicholson


Hero Everyone Novel

When I began to write seriously, 40 years ago now, my chosen form was the novel.~William Nicholson


Seriously Now Chosen

Why should I be honored? Don't I have enough attention, comfort and power already?~William Nicholson


Power Comfort Attention

There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion.~William Nicholson


Compassion Class Seriously

A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever.~William Nicholson


Surgeon Irish Suffer

There are dozens of great American writers who write about the family.~William Nicholson


Family Great American

My study is a converted garage which is largely lined with bookshelves and cardboard boxes filled with manuscripts of my film scripts, plays and books.~William Nicholson


Study Film Books