Mills's characters rarely have inner lives.
"That's just how I write." He adds, without rancour, "I think I'll never be on the Booker Prize list again because my books don't fit into that. There are no pages of inner reflection. I can't be bothered with that."
Does Mills actually want to write more?
"Not at the moment, but I suppose I will. I'm a bit lazy about writing. I spend hours listening to music, messing about with my plants. I'm teaching myself piano. When I'm writing, I love it. But I've got so many other things."
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
In The Telegraph, Julian Flanagan talks to novelist Magnus Mills about his new book, The Maintenance Of Headway,and why he still works as a bus driver.