Arts Interview: Flying Sparks

Nicholas Sparks has sold over 80 million copies of his books and is a producer of hugely successful blockbusters - and there's no sign of his success petering out.

10th March, 2013
Nicholas Sparks: 'I try to write in such a way that I evoke genuine emotion.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

Nicholas Sparks is exhausted. Now that our interview is over, the millions-selling author of The Notebook and Safe Haven stares down at his phone, and lets his guard slip just a little, enough to slump slightly in his chair and say something unprompted.

"I didn't sleep one minute last night," he says. "Because I got the calls from LA. My agent called from Hollywood; he said, 'We'll probably call you in the middle of the...

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