Three exchanges from "One Minute With: Reggie Nadelson" in Britain's Independent:
Choose a favourite author, and say why you like her/himRead the complete Q & A.
Alice Munro, whom I adore. I'm not normally a short story lover but she gets a whole world into a few pages and is probably the greatest stylist.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
For me and for ten million girls growing up, it was Jane Eyre . Now, I think it might be Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It or a character from a Woody Allen film.
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Right now, it's Barack Obama, the man from Krypton, our saviour: where did they get this guy? After eight years of walking around London, apologising every time for our president, I can now say "we have such a lovely one and you don't!"
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