I wonder how many books that Borders or B&N stock would fall under this rule? The entire Erotica section perhaps? Small swaths of the art, graphic nocel, manga and yaoi sections?
Kureishi - whose most famous work includes The Buddha of Suburbia, My Beautiful Laundrette and The Black Album - was speaking at the Guardian Hay festival about his latest novel, Something To Tell You.
He said that he was impelled to start teaching writing by the example of his children, who have tennis lessons, piano lessons and the like. He became convinced that teaching a skill was an honourable calling: "I felt if I knew something, I should pass it on."
But he said of his students, "When I teach them, they are always better at the end - and more unhappy."
He said that creative writing courses set up false expectations among students that a literary career will inevitably follow. "The fantasy is that all the students will become successful writers - and no one will disabuse them of that.
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