Writers Abroad Magazine 6 May 2017 - Page 10

WRITERS ABROAD MAGAZINE: THE THIRD SPACE What are local attitudes to writers? The village where I live is filled with creative people of all sorts and all nationalities. Artists and writers abound so the locals are pretty much used to us. They do useful things like producing good wine, and we drink it and enjoy ourselves. Swapping cultures will always present new aspects to moral conclusions and assumptions. Does this reflect on your writing? Cultural differences always exist, although – inevitably and probably subconsciously – I’ve absorbed some of the French way of