My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. 'If you don't ask you don't get', my grandfather said. My other grandfather told me to 'sit on your hands'. I spent the rest of my life deciding which to follow.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Year of Magical Thinking
Hundred Years of Solitude
The Brothers Karamazov
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Keep going (even if people tell you not to)
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. John Le Carré
John Dos Pasos