Kate Atkinson: Writing Is Great, But I Wish I Didn’t Have To Be Published

She doesn’t, she told Guardian Review editor Lisa Allardice, like reviews or critics. “It’s a very uncomfortable thing for a writer, we’re very tender,” she said. Writing is the thing she does best, how she earns her money, but “not being published would be great”, Atkinson continued. “When I say that to other writers they look at me as if I’m totally insane.”