I enjoy the freedom of the blank page.
There is a kind of mysticism to writing.
The first job of a writer is to be honest.
I feel like I've exhausted guys and male friendships.
What worries me is the professionalism of everything.
Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That's what makes it what it is.
I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction.
I didn't have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.
Basically, particularly in Britain, it's a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books.
I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative.