[W]riting is a vocation, like being a nun or a priest. I work at my writing as an athlete does at his training, taking it very seriously. Whether a novel is autobiographical or not does not matter. What is important is the truth in it and the way that truth is expressed. I think a casual or frivolous attitude is pernicious.

Edna O’Brien, Author

Source: “Highlights from The Paris Review 1984 interview with Edna O’Brien” by Little, Brown and Company

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