• Writing is both bomb and bomb disposal-a necessary shattering of cliche and assumption, and a powerful defusing of the soul-destroying messages of modern life (that nothing matters, nothing changes, money is everything, etc). Writing is a state of being as well as an act of doing.

    "Creative writing professor Hanif Kureishi says such courses are 'a waste of time'" by Alison Flood, March 4, 2014.