Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Nicolai Gogol, Alice Munro, Ian McEwan, Vladimir Nabokov, Aleksandar Hemon, Andrei Makine, W.G. Sebald, Leo Tolstoy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nicole Krauss, Edith Wharton .
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Classical music, piano, downhill skiing, hiking in Alaska.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Time will put everything in its place.