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. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Having lived, on the whole quite well, off my work.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Mozart. "How did you do it?"
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
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.