A. Editor, Dramaturg
A. Mount Holyoke College, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh
A. Two for the Road
A. Yellow blue days, books, time with people I love.
A. If something seems too scary then I know I should do it.
A. Not wanting to be anywhere else.
A. Not doing something and wishing I had.
A. With my family and friends on a bright beach in summer.
A. My mother.
A. My parents
A. I try not to think about it.
A. To be able to sing.
A. Writing a book.
A. Self criticism
A. Ability to be happy.
A. Dogs in my family have lovely lives.
A. My tendency to fall down and my inability to spell
A. Mr. George Emerson, Room with a View
A. Daisy Buchanan
A. Mrs. de Winter from Rebecca. I would ask her first name.
A. Shoes in the house.
A. ballet dancer circa 1860 Paris
A. integrity, humour, direct eye contact
A. pineapple and ice
A. Finishing the Hat, Matty Groves, I See the Moon. Act IV of Marriage of Figaro, If You See Her Say Hello
A. Evelyn Waugh, Jean Rhys, E.M. Forster, W.H. Auden, Tom Stoppard, Constantine Cavafy, Vikram Seth, Jane Austen, Philippa Gregory, Sandra Gulland, Sharon Kay Penman, Christopher Hitchens, Ian McEwan, F. Scott Fitzgerald
A. Brideshead Revisited, Room with a View, The Runaway Bunny, Wings of the Dove, Madeline and the Bad Hat
A. Wuthering Heights
A. Write the thing you need to write.
A. When is the next book coming out?