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David Peace rejects his star status

9th September 2010

Bestselling author David Peace says he does not want to reach the lofty heights of celebrity despite being labelled as one of the brightest stars of the British book world.

The writer, whose eight novels include The Damned Utd, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he never thinks of himself as a big name, as he believes doing this would 'be the end' of him.

'It's the nature of modern publishing for the author to become a brand but I've never ever wanted to be any kind of celebrity. All I ever wanted to do was to write the books,' he continued.

The author added he is 'very surprised' at how well his works have been received as he deliberately writes them in a way that makes them difficult to read.

In an interview with the Herald last year, Peace said that he will stop writing novels after his 12th book but joked that his publisher may release a collection of his 'very bad poetry'.
 

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