Now that Per Petterson has grabbed the IMPAC Dublin, I guess this would be a good time to highlight an interview with him at Wild River Review. Per Petterson talks about how landscape is important in his books, what he reads, and his writing habits:
I have written everywhere: beside my bed, at the kitchen table, in the living room with my children crawling around my legs.Hmm. A Mac person.
Now I work in a cabin 100 meters from my house. Living in the forest, I have the space I did not have before.
Usually I sit at my computer (a Mac, always) and start with a notion of something, a few sentences that I feel have some sort of substance. I never plan anything; never plot my books. In fact I do not know how to do that. I write when I can, hoping for the best and try to take things as they come.