My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I used to think I wanted to be a serious artist. Then I realized I didn't want to be a serious anything.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Climbing trees.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Steerpike in Gormenghast.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to hang out and drink absinthe with all the debauched writers and artists in Montmartre in the mid-19th century. "Pass the absinthe," is probably what I would say the most.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Cake. Definitely cake.