Recent interview with Patrick McCabe
I love this man!!
Patrick McCabe wanted to be a writer from the age of seven. “I tried to draw and I couldn’t, so I thought maybe I could pull it off with words.”
Who would you choose to play you in a film about your life? Sydney Greenstreet, because of his physical configuration.
What do you eat while you write? Custard creams and Jammy Dodgers.
How do you relax? I watch Columbo box sets.
What is your current favourite word? Gawk, in its Shakespearean sense, meaning a foolhardy person, prone to random outbursts of nonsense.
What are you most proud of writing? Those books that are perceived to be my failures, such as Emerald Germs of Ireland. I have a mischievous defiance.
What does it mean to be a writer? It’s a toss up between anxiety and bliss.