The New York Times has released their interview with the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, in which she revealed many of her passions in literature.
From the article:
- What was the last book that made you cry?
The honest answer is “The Casual Vacancy.” I bawled while writing the ending, while rereading it and when editing it.
- The last book that made you laugh?
“The Diaries of Auberon Waugh.” It’s in my bathroom, and it’s always good for a giggle.
- The last book that made you furious?
As Margaret Thatcher might say, I don’t wish to give it the oxygen of publicity.
- If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be? The prime minister?
The president’s already read “Team of Rivals,” and I can’t think of anything better for him. I’d give our prime minister “Justice,” by Michael Sandel.
- What were your favorite books as a child?
“The Little White Horse,” by Elizabeth Goudge; “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott; “Manxmouse,” by Paul Gallico; everything by Noel Streatfeild; everything by E. Nesbit; “Black Beauty,” by Anna Sewell (indeed, anything with a horse in it).
- Did you have a favorite character or hero as a child? Do you have a literary hero as an adult?
My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.
To read the entire article, click here.
Posted by Keith
10-11-2012at 2:30 PM