Jenny Lawson's book Let's Pretend This Never Happenedtopped the NYT list earlier this year and has delighted readers on both sides of the Atlantic. We're furiously happy to be publishing her second book Furiously Happyin the spring of next year.
2012: A year in books What is your favourite book of the year? How to Be a Womanby Caitlin Moran What is your favourite Picador book ever? (published by Atlantic in the UK) Running with Scissorsby Augusten Burroughs What is the book that was most neglected (fairly or unfairly)? The Miniature Wife and Other Storiesby Manuel Gonzales What is the book that was most over-rated (fairly or unfairly)? 50 Shades by E L James What are you looking forward to reading most next year?
Anything by Neil Gaiman 2012: everything else What was your favourite cultural event of the year?
Halloween. I love dressing up. Who is your hero of the year?
Doctor Who Who is your villain of the year?
Book burners What is your most powerful memory of the year?
Finding out I debuted at No. 1 on the NYT list. I wasn't expecting to sell enough to even make the list. What is your greatest disappointment of the year?
The slowness of equal rights What is your resolution for 2013?
To never make any more resolutions What is your favourite blog or who is your favourite tweeter?
Amanda Palmer's newest album Give us one Prediction for 2013?
I'll be another year older. Becoming and being a writer What would you be if you weren’t a writer?
Probably dead. Writing is a therapy for me. I wouldn't have survived without it. What was your favourite book as a child? Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew What is the book you recommend most? The Sandman Chronicles What is your favourite poem?
Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose" Where do you write?
On my blog, journal, my hands, napkins...anything I can get ahold of. Can you give one piece of advice to people wanting to become a writer?
To paraphrase Nike: Just do it. Write for yourself and you'll never be disappointed. Do you read on paper or ebook?
Both, but I prefer paper. One book that changed your life?