Why do you write?
Storytelling in all its forms is one way of having something curious, strange, and comforting to say to others and ourselves when we are faced with the malaise of the real.
Are you a vivid dreamer?
Yes, hugely. But I no longer have much of a theory of dream interpretation. I do know that dreams have no place in fiction.
Where are you happiest?
At a long dinner or lunch with fine companions where anything can be said. I once said in an interview that I belonged to a think-tank called Wining and Dining.