Author Interview - Maria Hummel
Author I draw inspiration from: Elena Ferrante
Favorite place to read a book: in the early morning, by a window
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Jon Snow
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: rereading A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle for the umpteenth time
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: paperback
The last book I read: Black Swans by Eve Babitz
Pen & paper or computer: all. I am especially susceptible to attractive notebooks.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Ruth Galloway
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: purple velvet jacket with rhinestone buttons. My Brooklyn grandmother owned one, and I found it as a teenager, wore it for a while, and then lost it. I’d like to have an existence like that, flickering into people’s lives at the perfect time, and then vanishing again.
Favorite decade in fashion history: 1920s
Place I’d most like to travel: Wales
My signature drink: Irish Mule
Favorite artist: Anselm Kiefer for painting, Cindy Sherman for photography
Number one on my bucket list: to see Roden Crater by James Turrell
Anything else you'd like to add: In truth, I don’t really remember the moment that I knew I wanted to become an author, any more than I remember the moment I grew up. Maybe such transformations don’t happen in moments. They only happen in hindsight.
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