There is a 1987 Paris Review interview with Anita Brookner that is a fascinating look into Brookner’s life and work.
My favorite line, however, is from the introduction.
When asked how it felt to work in the male-dominated atmosphere of Cambridge University in the sixties, she answered, “Nobody looked all that male and I didn’t look all that female.”
What a hoot. If you want to read the interview follow this link.
And for another take on Paris, it occurred to me that many of Brookner’s novels could count toward the Paris in July Challenge since so many of her characters spend time there. Paris in July is being hosted by BookBath and Thyme for Tea.