Allegra Huston

ALLEGRA HUSTON was born in London and raised in Ireland, Long Island, and Los Angeles. She has worked with Chatto & Windus publishers in London and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where she was Editorial Director from 1990 to 1994. A freelance writer and editor for more than ten years, her work has appeared in The Times, the Independent, the Tatler, and Harper’s Bazaar (all in the UK), in French Vogue, and in the U.S. in People magazine, the Santa Fean, and Mothering. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her six-year-old son, Rafa, and his father, Cisco Guevara.

 

Books by this Author

• Inside a legendary American family: Allegra Huston was the third child of John Huston’s fourth wife, the beautiful ballet dancer Ricki Soma. In this graceful, penetrating memoir, Allegra takes us into the world of a child unmoored by her mother’s sudden death and sent on an odyssey which took her from John Huston’s fabulous estate in Ireland, to the American suburbs, to a hidden paradise in Mexico—and, at the side of her older sister Anjelica, into the hilltop...

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rise above it

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. French Meadow Bakery hemp bread, toasted, with Enchanted Valley sorrel spread made in Alamosa, CO.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. "Tumbling Dice" - Rolling Stones. "We Belong Together" - Rickie Lee Jones. "Love and Happiness" - Al Green. "Cancion Mixteca" - Harry Dean Stanton.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. It's a bit early to answer that, but I hope it will be a happy, active son.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. hearing my son laugh

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