What book changed your life?Read the complete Q & A.
Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion. I was 19 and I thought, “Oh my God, you can write a lesbian novel that’s not trash.”
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Which literary character most resembles you?
I’m named after Jane Austen’s Emma, and I’ve always been able to relate to her. She’s strong, confident but quite tactless.
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What book do you wish you’d written?
Kate Atkinson’s Behind the Scenes at the Museum. It plunges into the story of an unhappy family with verve and bounce, but it’s true to the pain as well.
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