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Open Page with Steven Carroll

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September 2011, no. 334

Open Page with Steven Carroll

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September 2011, no. 334

Why do you write?

I’m actually answering this question last because it’s had me stumped for days. The most important reason I can come up with is, because it’s fun. When I wrote The Art of the Engine Driver, I wanted it to have some of the compression and charge of a great pop song – like Please Please Me.Writing should feel like that.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

I can be. The idea for The Art of the Engine Driver came from a dream of my old street. It was so vivid – virtual, you might say – that I abandoned the project I had in mind and followed the dream.

Open Page with Steven Carroll

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