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 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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. hearing my son laugh

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

A. An English oak tree.

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.

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