Adrienne Wong interviewed Meg Rosoff for the Financial Times.
A few of the questions and answers:
Who would you most like to sit next to at a dinner party?
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Which book do you wish you’d written?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
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What novel would you give your child to introduce them to literature?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Read the entire Q & A.
Meg Rosoff wrote her first book, How I Live Now, at the age of 46; she had no previous literary experience, and had spent years in an unfulfilling career in advertising. A darkly poignant tale for young adults about love, adolescence and a third world war, the book won the 2004 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her second book, Just in Case, just won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for 2007.