David Cronenberg: The film director on his fascination with the human body, ageing gracefully and disasters on set
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
I got derailed by cinema for 50 years I've always wanted to be a novelist; my father was a writer and I used to fall asleep to the sound of his Underwood typewriter. I thought I'd be a novelist, too: at 16, I was writing stories for science-fiction and fantasy magazines. But it has taken me this long to finally write my first novel.