"Books choose you," Temple tells the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Kerry O’Brien. "The genre chooses you rather than the other way around."
Why crime? O'Brien asks.
"Because I like strong stories, I like narratives, I like characters who have some reason to get up in the morning and also because they're involved with the the world. ... It's the inwardness of the literary novel that escapes me."
Read a partial transcript here.
© Peter Rozovsky 2010