Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. A scullery maid working for Virginia Wolfe in Bloomsbury. Or maybe V.W.'s cook.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Being loved by some pretty terrific people.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My big mouth, probably.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to play the cello.