Somehow I’ve never managed to hear China Mieville talk about his work. So it was with great interest I listened to this interview on the ABC about Railsea.
I think I expected someone more ‘ornate’ sounding – which is how I find his writing. Instead he was kind of straight-talking, almost understated. Very articulate and smart too of course.
One of the few times I’ve been surprised to hear an author talk when all I know of them is their work.