How do you get up in the morning?
It really is a miracle, isn't it.
Do you succumb to nostalgia?
I never quite succumb; I love the future too much.
Do you write long and cut, or short and backfill?
Long and uncut, as they say.
How do you feel about your Wikipedia entry?
Lunch with any three people who ever lived; who do you invite?
Oscar Wilde, David Bowie, and Peter Cook.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
Oo I wrote a whole thing about that a matter of weeks ago.
Disciplined or hot dog?
More the latter than the former, to my cost.
Have you ever been defeated by a genre?
Certainly not; I refuse to admit defeat.
Which classic author would you like to see kicked out of the pantheon?
Are you okay with blood?
So long as it's not in the context of a fatality, yes. I love seeing my own blood drawn.
Who is your imagined audience? Does it at all coincide with the real one?
When I write I often imagine I am addressing certain friends, so yes.
What country would you want to be exiled in?
The island of Lamu, off the coast of Kenya.
What’s your favorite negative emotion?
Is your study neat, or, like John Muir’s, is your desk and floor covered in “lateral, medial, and terminal moraines”?
Mildly chaotic, with brief fits of order.
What is your go-to shoe?
What's your poison?
Gin. It's mother's milk to me.
What's your problem?
How to make the world safe, fair and beautiful for everyone.