My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Literature is news that stays news.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to meet James Jesus Angleton again to tell him his long twilight war would end.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Joan Didion
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. At the moment, Jacob Riis
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. That sense of security and belonging implied by the word "home."