My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Er... someone who was a writer and an editor? I don't know. I don't think I identify with anyone.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Bestselling and universally admired author.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Haruki Murakami. Stephen King. Anyone who works for Medecins sans Frontieres or Amnesty International.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I wouldn't mind being Simon Cowell. I could make the X-factor go away. Not to mention R&B flavoured pop music.