Opinion Malachi O'Doherty : Why publishing and bookselling were agents for change... I am proud to have played my part
At last, I have a novel. A reporter asked me why I had suddenly decided to write a novel - in my late 60s. She saw it as a change of direction. And I remember, years ago, doing an interview with a new writer and remarking on the fact that she was 52. Imagine becoming a writer at 52!