Len Deighton — British Historian born on February 18, 1929,

Leonard Cyril Deighton, known as Len Deighton, is a British writer of novels, military history, screenplays, cookery writing, and also a graphic artist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novels from the 1960s and 1970s, beginning with The IPCRESS File, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer... (wikipedia)

I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy until I've found a way to write about them.
I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.
In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.