My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading? Actually probably sleeping, to be honest.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Steerpike. (Also hero.)
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Self-recrimination and low self-esteem - they're unparalleled for giving a person drive.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Compassion. Empathy. Humour.