22 October 2012 I can write and this is absolutely sufficient

I could not write for a very long time and I mean it literally. I had difficulty reading, but my writing skills were much worse. If I was to make a sentence, I would search my memory for the shortest possible synonyms. I preferred to write "car" instead of  "automobile" in order to reduce the effort. That is why I wrote even slower, because I had to consider the length of words. I stopped writing mirror images of letters and making spelling mistakes as late as in high school. This was not about being lazy. I was lacking something, I was not able to deal with it. Then, with time, the problem solved itself – says Magdalena Tulli in Dorota Wodecka’s interview in last weekend’s edition of Gazeta Wyborcza.

You do not have any background in literature studies, do you? – asks Dorota Wodecka No, I don’t – replies Magdalena Tulli. – I can write and this is absolutely sufficient. If a bird is to fly, the knowledge of the physics of flight is not necessary.

Read the entire interview.

We would like to remind that Magdalena Tulli will be one of the guests of this year's edition of the Conrad Festival. A meeting with the writer, hosted by Katarzyna Kubisiowska, will take place on Tuesday, the 23rd of October at 4 p.m. You are welcome to join us at Festival Centre (Pałac Pod Baranami, Rynek Główny 27).