We’ve got the “hottest young female writer in Britain” to tell us about a few of her favourite things including authors, movies, shops and guilty pleasures …
Favourite thing about being a writer:Meeting my readers.
Favourite thing to snack on while writing:Apples & Percy Pigs (strawberry flavour jelly-style candy – they’re fabulous!)
Favourite item in your closet:Blue suede Paul Smith coat
Favourite place(s) to shop:Selfridges in London; Henri Bendels in New York; and Thrift Stores (for quirky, wacky stuff)
Favourite purchase you’ve made recently:My ice-green Balenciaga handbag. I love it so much I want to sleep with it.
Favourite item(s) always to be found in your handbag:Murray Mints. 68 lipsticks. 14 pens (all leaking). Torn pieces of paper with mystery phone numbers on them. YSL touche éclat. Kleenex patterned with shoes – too pretty to use. Just For Today card.
Favourite author(s):Impossible! – too many – current favourites include Val McDermid, Carolyn Parkhurst, Philip Roth.
Favourite movie:Raising Arizona & Roman Holiday
Favourite place you’d like to travel to:Cambodia & Laos
Favourite thing about being married:Having a best pal always around
Favourite way to spend a Saturday afternoon:In bed
Favourite music to relax to:Silence.
Favourite guilty pleasure:Driving fast.
Favourite thing about Dublin:The way people talk.
Favourite thing about London:The shoe shops.
Favourite character from one of your novels:Jojo Harvey – she’s the woman I want to be when I grow up.