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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Good: helpfulness; bad: impatience.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Jane Goodall. I edited one of her books. She has the remarkable gift of knowing what's truly important to her, and wasting no energy on what's not important.

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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An English oak tree.

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