David Hayden: “Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon” — Literary Hub

One winter afternoon in 1981, I was between shifts as a kitchen porter in a big sea-front hotel in Blackpool. I had a brown manila pay packet in my pocket with £16 and change in it. I stood in a branch of W.H. Smith, looking at the classics. The books that I had not read.… via … Continue reading David Hayden: “Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon” — Literary Hub

If It Wasn’t For My Corporate Office Job, I Couldn’t Be a Novelist — Literary Hub

As a management consultant, I talk about money all day. Since it’s my client’s money—not my own—these conversations are more transactional than emotional; they’re not personal, it’s business. When I talk about my own money (particularly my book money), however, it’s entirely different. Offering even cursory details has the air of confession; I feel exposed, […] … Continue reading If It Wasn’t For My Corporate Office Job, I Couldn’t Be a Novelist — Literary Hub