Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003, and The Believers. From her 2008 Q & A at the Guardian:
When were you happiest?Read the complete Q & A.
Sending off the final draft of my latest novel.
What is your greatest fear?
What is your earliest memory?
Being six years old and peeing in a wastepaper bin in the middle of the night because I didn't want to go down the hall to the loo.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert of Toots And The Maytals, for his musical genius.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
The need to be liked.
Read about the book that changed Heller's life and the book she wishes she’d written.