My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Have we learned nothing?"
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. I tend to prefer moral ambiguity to straight out evil.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I like to cook.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. F. Scott Fitzgerald -- not in terms of talent, but perhaps in terms of demons.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I am dogged. Alas, that's as good as it gets.