Zadie Smith on the writing life

http://youtu.be/mQmShJvC-lc

“In the middle of a novel, a kind of magical thinking takes over . . . this may not mean the geographical center . . . I mean whatever page you’re on when you stop being part of your household and your family, and your children and food shopping . . . I mean when there’s nothing in the world except your book.”

“In the middle of a novel, a kind of magical thinking takes over . . . the middle of the novel may not happen in the actual the geographical center . . . I mean whatever page you’re on when you stop being part of your household and your family, and your children and food shopping . . . I mean when there’s nothing in the world except your book.”

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