Anne Tyler on Reading

Anne Tyler, photo from The Guardian

Anne Tyler, photo from The Guardian

You used to be reluctant to give interviews, but seem to have softened lately. Why?

“I am still reluctant, to be honest, but the world has changed so much. I used to think it was my publisher’s job to get people interested in my books and persuade them to buy copies, but books are suffering. We need to do all we can to encourage people to see books and reading as part of their lives. If we don’t, then someday kids will stop reading and that will be the end.”
(Lisa O’Kelly, “Anne Tyler: Wuthering Heights strikes me as silly,” The Guardian)

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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