Somebody asked Somerset Maugham about his place in the pantheon of writers, and he said, “I’m in the very front row of the second rate.” I’m sort of haunted by that. You do the best you can. The idea of posterity for a writer is poison, don’t you think so?”
— Stephen King, quoting Somerset Maugham, in an interview with Ken Tucker. Full article here. Can’t wait for his new book, Joyland!
[photo borrowed from the article]