Open Page with Tony Birch

Tony Birch
Published in May 2012 no. 341

Why do you write?

I become preoccupied with images and memory pictures. Eventually, if they hang around long enough, these images become the cornerstone of a short story or a scene in a novel. If I did not write, I would never be able to make sense of them.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

Oh, yes. I dream most nights, and, depending on my mood, these dreams can be poetic, or occasionally surreal and violent. For instance, I had a dream recently that I was badly beaten by a carload of failed jockeys.

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Published in May 2012 no. 341

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