If you had to brag about yourself:
I mean, this hair, obviously.
Your writer crush:
Saving myself for Sondheim.
Any place in the world:
Café au lait. Pastry.
Favorite online places right now:
fivethirtyeight.com is most or least favorite depending on the outcome of the polls.
My family and my friends—I love you all.
Your rituals (writing or not):
Keeping notes, taking long walks, memorizing everything
Least impressive thing about you:
I’m very scared about driving a car.
Favorite space to write:
At the dining room table.
Guilty literary pleasure:
I recently binge-watched all of BBC’s War & Peace miniseries on a plane. My guiltiest pleasures could not be called literary.
Best book nobody talks about:
P. Hartley’s The Go-Between.
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
The gay kid from Full House.
Last time you lied:
Who can keep track?
Question you secretly want to be asked:
What would your secret service name be?