I love the feature "Small Talk" in the Financial Times, a weekly q&a with various writers.
Last week, Joseph O'Connor was featured -- I loved his novel Star Of The Sea.
What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?
The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure, a set of remarkable short stories by the American writer Jack Pendarvis.
What are you scared of?
Having no readers.
How would you earn your living if you had to give up writing?
By a strangely lyrical and highly compelling form of begging.
....and my favorite:
How do you cure writer’s block?
I take a look at the electricity bill.