My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never give in to self-righteousness, your own or other people's.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. See above.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not having directed more plays and films. Working with actors, designers, technicians and all is a wonderful break from the solitariness of writing, and whenever I've done it it's worked out rather well.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Immortality. Horribly tempting but dreadful to contemplate. But since it's not on offer yet, I'll have to settle for the usual fears of poverty and pain,
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Having lived, on the whole quite well, off my work.