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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.

 
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rise above it

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Shakespeare: "Was it fun?  Was it you?  Why did you stop?"

Nelson Mandela: "How is it that anger seems not even to touch you?"

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. This changes. Right now, Camille Desmoulins in Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not much, really. I used to say I'd get my pilot's license by the age of thirty, and I didn't.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a loyal friend.

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