My favourite book is William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.
My favourite short stories are The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield, and The Circle by Tatyana Tolstaya.
Most of my short stories are thinly veiled memoirs.
I used to think the seven dwarves were hiding under my bed and would come out when I closed my eyes and gaze at me creepily like they did on the cover of my Snow White book.
I excelled in genetics in my final year at school (1990) but thought, ‘where can you take this? – there’s no career in genetics’.
I really should eat more fish.
I’ve never dreamt I can fly.
I had an imaginary friend when I was kid – a pool cleaner named Gilligan – only I didn’t know he was imaginary.