Cracking article. As a non-native writer and English language teacher (both EFL and ESOL) I relate a lot to what you say. On top of Kerouac and Nabokov, there's also Conrad, although I've never been a fan of Heart of Darkness, :-)

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”, to be published by Austin Macauley. Has written for The Guardian and Prospect.

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