Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Orwell, Roth
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Music, Italy, Wine, Soccer
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Not to compare yourself to others.
What is your favorite quote?
I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER. (Groucho Marx)
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Would I ever write a novel? No.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Needing an academic job.
Where do you write?
At home in my office in Cambridge or in my London flat.