Winterson: Very much so, yes. It's not that I set out with that in mind. I never sit down and think that now I want to write something with a high moral tone or with a particular seriousness or a relevancy to today's gender issues. I never think like that. It's rather more a smuggling, a kind of contraband, wanting to get something across frontiers, places where it's not normally allowed.
Jeanette Winterson, The Art of Fiction No. 150, interviewed by Audrey Bilger, 1997, in Women At Work Vol. II: Interviews from the Paris Review