Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult's latest novel is Sing You Home.

From her Q & A with Arifa Akbar for the Independent:

Choose a favourite author and say why you like her/him

Alice Hoffman because she can write about love like no-one else. My favourite book by her is 'Turtle Moon' but even a bad Alice Hoffman book is almost better than anyone else's. Her books didn't make me a writer but as an adult reader they gave me my first fan moment.

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Which fictional character most resembles you?

I'm a nice combination of Elizabeth Bennet and Scarlett O'Hara – someone who is opinionated and knows what she wants.

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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?

My son, Jake, who had 13 surgeries as a child because of tumours in his ears. He has compromised hearing but in spite of this, he is a beautiful tenor singer. To have so much against him and to see what he has achieved at 17 is amazing for me.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue