Author Allegra Huston Discusses Love Child
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My Life in 8 Words
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. 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 is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Hypocritical politicians. People who leave lights on in unoccupied rooms. That the Taos Youth and Family Center is closed on public holidays.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Whitewater rafting. Messing with the decor of my house. English crossword puzzles.