Last week I took part in a competition in one my subject in this semester called "Moving Text". The task was either to create a 3-panel adaptation of any classic novel, Lisa Brown's "Long Story Short" style, or to write a David Bader style haiku about that. I decided to do the 3-panel version, and fortunately won a Jane Austen book! :)
INTERVIEWER Do you get letters from people who've read your work? CARVER Letters, tapes, sometimes photographs. Somebody just sent me a cassette—songs that had been made out of some of the stories. I wonder, if Raymond Carver was referring to the album by the Australian singer Paul Kelly .
William Trevor I still remember the very first time I put on glasses. Until then, for some time, I used to press my eyes, to see the speed signs properly on the road. While I was reading a book, sometimes I used to bring it too close to my eyes without even knowing. So when I went to the doctor, he gave me these glasses. And after that I found out, the world around me was not as blurry as it seemed to be! William Trevor, is just like my new pair of glasses, with power. Reading Trevor means I could see more. Those small letters, printed on the pages are able to paint lives with thousand of colours. Using the same old humans of this same old earth, he tells us brand new stories. Happy birthday, dear maestro.