Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d love to be able to draw.
What is your most treasured possession?
Definitely my fountain pen (but also my record player).
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Listening to good music while reading an amazing book – with a tasty fresh cup of coffee to hand.
What is your motto?
I don’t really have one. But I do love the Japanese proverb 猿も木から落ちる (saru mo ki kara ochiru) which translates to: even a monkey falls from a tree (i.e. everyone makes mistakes)
How would you like to die?
Definitely painlessly and peacefully – probably in my sleep.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
Now that I’ve written a book about a cat, I suppose everyone is expecting me to say ‘a cat’… but honestly… maybe a bird? It would be amazing to be able to fly.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What is your current state of mind?
A bit sleepy because I just had lunch.