My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There is no creativity without memory.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would like to meet Nero and ask him about his mother.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Sitting in a red velvet seat watching a New York City Ballet performance of Serenade.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Dogs everywhere!
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?