Nick Harkaway

Why There Are Fewer Original Novels…

The-Outsiders-2

Today’s column is a coalescence of several others I’ve been writing and thinking about for a while. It came to a head when I gave a speech at the Southbank Literary Festival about outsider status. I’d written before on the subject, but the speech introduced a number of outsiders from different centuries. The ultimates are […]

Cursed Are The Listmakers

I am afflicted with what I’m told is a deeply male disease; the need to collect, to catalogue, to alphabetise, to thematise, to build empirical data, to complete. It seems I share this with many other writers (far more than with artists, who are often happily disorganised). Today six writers had lunch – we hang […]