“The characters that I create have to create their own happiness or search for their own happiness. It’s not given to them. They’re happy people, but they have to fight for that happiness.”
Richard Nelson has adapted Lolita into a 90-minute monologue for the National Theater in London.
“Some writers are definitely from a particular place. Others reside most comfortably in their language.”
“When I started writing I ran through the genres. I never wrote autobiographically. First of all I wrote detective stories. After that I wrote a science fiction novel. Then, finally, a Gothic novel, and felt at once at home.”