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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Whitewater rafting. Messing with the decor of my house. English crossword puzzles.
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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. hearing my son laugh
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. This changes. Right now, Camille Desmoulins in Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety.