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)
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