Kate Atkinson tells Hay Festival she'd rather not be a published author.
Her reclusive streak was revealed on stage this morning at the Guardian Hay festival, where she confessed her ideal situation would be "to have enough money … [to] write and not be published". She doesn't, she told Guardian Review editor Lisa Allardice, like reviews or critics. "It's a very uncomfortable thing for a writer, we're very tender," she said. Read entire article in the Guardian.
When Will There be Good News? Well, Kate Atkinson is in the middle of a fourth novel with former Police Inspector Jackson Brodie. Good news to me.