Julie Burchill on why she turned away from journalism

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Julie Burchill has spoken of her disillusionment with newspapers and journalism. In an interview with the Media Guardian, Burchill says she “isn’t really interested in papers any more” and says reading them “feels too much like a chore these days”.

“I have no ambition left,” she adds. “It’s not that I turned against journalism overnight; it’s a gradual wearing away over time. I don’t want to keep saying things until I drop down dead.”

Her new book, on hypocrisy, was due to come out in April but “13,000 words were libellous”, Burchill says.

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