Linda Grant

Literary Birthday – 15 February – Linda Grant

Happy Birthday, Linda Grant, born 15 February 1951.

Seven Quotes

  1. Reading wasn’t my religion – it was my oxygen.
  2. You cannot have a taste for minimalist décor if you seriously read books.
  3. I was the first person I knew to own a Kindle, as my parents were the first family they knew to own a TV. We are Modernists. We like the idea of the future.
  4. His ambition was to grow up to be a book.
  5. I was the girl whose face fell when she saw a wrapped present in the shape of a box, perhaps a jigsaw puzzle. Worst of all, that preparation for the future slave-house of motherhood, a doll. I only wanted book tokens or books themselves – but better a book token. The worst present is the book you don’t want to read.
  6. If you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography.
  7. How can life end in the middle of the story? Because life always does.

Linda Grant is a British novelist and journalist. She is the author of I Murdered My Library and The Clothes on Their Backs.

Source for photograph: Linda Grant’s Press Resources Credit Judah Passow

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 15th February 2015