Arnon Grunberg


We need to talk about self-deprecation

Do you know who’s Lionel Shriver? She’s an author and won the Orange Prize for fiction with her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.
In Monday’s New York Times she declares: “I’m as capable as anyone of manipulative self-deprecation. It’s obviously a ploy, but I don’t think it’s an obligation.”

She has a point.
I’m waiting for a manifesto called Against Self-Deprecation.