• I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.

    "Terry Pratchett: 'I'm open to joy. But I'm also more cynical'" by Aida Edemariam, September 1, 2010.