Friday, June 01, 2007

Temple time

Crime Down Under posts a link to this interview with that excellent Australian crime writer, Peter Temple. Among the especially interesting comments from the South African-born Temple is this: "If you come to a new society in midlife, your perceptions are sharper. Everything in Australia was strange to me. It’s an English-speaking country but it’s quite unlike England or America. It’s a very interesting and complex society, with lots of problems, and also a very egalitarian one. I identified with all of those things, and I also loved the vernacular. But it’s enormously irritating to read writers who are putting it on a little thicker than it should be."

© Peter Rozovsky 2007

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