When I found that Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk had cited a Turkish saying in his acceptance lecture for the prize (2006) and likened writing to “digging a well with a needle”, I instantly fell in love with him. That’s before reading any of his works. I just can’t think of a better way to put how I feel when I write. I do love writing and it is also irreducibly central to my professional identity, but at the same time it feels to me a lot like embroidery.
The linked page is to list my publications (in reverse chronological order) and above is a quick reference to where the title of this post comes from.