Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Haruki Murakami and Stefan Zweig
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
My French education and all the French books I read. It enriched my English language in an unexpected way.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Eating and cooking. Though it means I had to take up running.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
“You should really write a book”
What is your favorite quote?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails”
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Q. What is Hillary Clinton like in real life?
A. “Warm, funny and mischievous”.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My childhood in the Lebanese civil war
Where do you write?
At home, or anywhere I can get an espresso and black chocolate.