Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. New York City

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Philosophically? Emma Goldman

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My brother

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Love, Amazing, Incredible and various hyphenated modifiers expressing profanity

Q. What do you regret most?

A. a decade of chain smoking

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. having a flawless memory for jokes

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. raising a son

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. impatience

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. focus

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. The Oxford English Dictionary

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am small.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Eliot Vereker

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Robinson from Journey to the End of the Night

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

A. Character or real person?I think Louis Ferdinand Celine fits the bill either way. We'd talk about things that can be better expressed by elipses...

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. noise

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

A. singing or swimming

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writer

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Wit, Empathy, Unpretentiousness

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. crystalized ginger

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Fur Alina by Arvo Part

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Paul Bowles, Louis Ferdinand Celine, David Wojnarowicz, Zora Neale Hurston, George Orwell, Joan Didion, Simone DeBeauvoir, Hannah Arendt

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Close to the Knives, Journey to the End of the Night, Slouching Toward Bethleham, Mules and Men, The Second Sex, Orwell's Essays

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Close to the Knives