Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. A scullery maid working for Virginia Wolfe in Bloomsbury. Or maybe V.W.'s cook.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Being loved by some pretty terrific people.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. All the wounds healed.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Me, but do it better.