Hi guys. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m writer in res over at Open Books Toronto, and I’m interviewing a bunch of lit types about the state of the industry, the differences between literary identities, and the future of books without ever asking them a question. First up, of course, is my old Ninja pal, Peter Darbyshire, author of the amazing new novel, The Warhol Gang. Go buy it now, then read the interview.
At its core, a Writer is… Someone who sits down at the computer every day, or at least most days, and writes until his soul is gone.
As opposed to an Author, who is… Someone who seizes any opportunity to not write, such as answering interview questions.
A Writer is responsible for… Civilization.
As opposed to an Author, who is responsible for… The continuing profits of distilleries.