Art Kavanagh

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John McPhee’s “Old Man Project”

At 88, he acknowledged that plans for books he had carried around in his head for decades might not now get written, so he had written the stories in one-page versions. The exercise went some way to proving a long-held suspicion that hardly any nonfiction book isn’t improved by being on a side of A4.

Tim Adams in The Observer. I read this 2 weeks ago, promptly forgot where, and found it again by chance this morning.