Stanley Pignal interviewed the novelist Esther Freud (yes, yes, she has a couple of famous forebears) for the Financial Times.
Which author would you most like to sit next to at a dinner party?
* * * * *What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?
Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn.
* * * * *What book changed your life?
Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys. It made me want to write, and believe that I could do it.
Read the entire Q & A.