An undelivered speech by Jia Pingwa
"Facing eternity, or the lack of it, each day."
It is strange to think that these words, spoken by a foreigner so long ago, could describe our current situation so well.
When an author first starts writing, they value craft and skill. Eventually, though, stamina – and things learned from personal experience – are what really matter. Today a writer’s vision is more important than ever.