Saturday November 28, 2020

Love of letters

Niall Williams' love affair with the English language is apparent in his books and his career as an English teacher, but it doesn't extend to the media.

27th November, 2004

Niall Williams won't be reading this interview. Nor will he be reading any reviews of his new novel.

And when he finally makes it home from Dublin to his beloved cottage in Kiltumper, Co Clare, he won't be buying newspapers for a solid month.

If everyone has to have 15 minutes of fame, Williams is manifestly praying this interview represents his last three nanoseconds. Bespectacled and bone-weary, he has the look of a man who...

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