Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan writer whose political journalism and fiction has been published internationally.She lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take risks, overextend and always dress the part.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I held on to a grudge for several months against a woman, Kristine Aurbakken, who turned into a great friend and kindred spirit. She died suddenly of cancer and I regret that lost time. I think of her almost daily, imagining what she would have said/done during the political events of our time, what her reaction would be to my book and other writing, etc.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 'Hallelujah' (Leonard Cohen); 'Kiss Me' (Sixpence None The Richer); 'Forever Young' (Joan Baez); 'Like A Prayer' (Madonna); Malaika (Angelique Kidjo)

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading, Latin/Ballroom dance and Middle Eastern dance.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Ernesto "Che" Guevara - "Do you feel that los pobles de la tierra are in better hands today because of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency?"

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