Part of why I’m re-reading Moby-Dick is Moby-Dick was written in six months,” he says. “So anybody who [says] it takes longer to write good work, fuck that. There’s no relationship between how fast or how slow we work…. I have to remind people of that all the time. For me to say it took 16 years is not a badge of honour. It’s just the process.
Junot Diaz, author of This Is How You Lose Her, on reading Moby-Dick in The Globe and Mail. For the full article
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