From his Q & A at the Picador blog:
Which other author would you most like to have for dinner and why?Read the complete Q & A.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but I don't suppose there’s much chance of that now.
What’s your favourite fairytale or children’s book?
My favourite fairytale is The Little Match Girl because it's sad. Her getting burnt up and all.
What’s your favourite film?
Night Moves with Gene Hackman.