Interviewer: You started writing A House of Mr. Biswas just as your first novel was published.
Naipul: Yes. I was casting around in a desperate way for a subject. It was so despairing that I actually began to write with a pencil — I didn’t feel secure enough.
Interviewer: What is the best part of writing for you?
Angelou: Well, I could say the end. But when the language lends itself to me, when it comes and submits, when it surrenders and says, I am yours, darling — that’s the best part.