Quickfire Questions with Sophie Kinsella Transcript
Hi, I’m Sophie Kinsella, the author of Finding Audrey. I’m going to answer a few quick questions.
What was your favourite book as a teenager?
I had a million favourite books but I read Lace by Shirley Conran about fifty thousand times!
Is there a book you wish you had written?
I really wish I’d written The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger because it’s so clever, and so brilliant.
Cats or dogs?
Which character from a book would you have as a best friend?
I would love to have Lizzy Bennet from Pride and Prejudice as my best friend, because she has the best attitude to life. Like, when Mr Darcy is rude about her looks she just laughs it off, doesn’t take it seriously. She’s like ‘who cares what he thinks’. So we all need a bit of a Lizzy Bennet in our lives.
What makes you happy?
Favourite place in the world?
You know, wherever my family is. That sounds really cheesy but it’s so true. My favourite thing is when we’re on holiday and there’s not quite enough room for us all and someone’s sleeping on the floor and maybe it rains and we all hunker together and watch a movie. That’s my favourite place to be.
City, countryside or beach?
What motto do you live your life by?
Onwards and upwards!
Where is your favourite place to read?
I love reading outside. I love reading outside in the afternoon, and there’s that moment where you suddenly realise it’s the evening and you’ve lost a whole afternoon because you were so wrapped up in your story. That’s kind of magical.
Favourite subject in school?
I loved English, clearly, but I also loved maths. There’s a kind of geeky side to me which likes problem-solving and logic.
Favourite song at the moment?
I’m slightly obsessed with How Deep is Your Love by Calvin Harris. I kind of play it on a loop.
Where is your favourite place to write?
I write anywhere! Like on the train, in coffee shops, at home, anywhere.
Notebook or laptop?
Both. I need a notebook when I’m planning because I think through my pen. And then I need a laptop to actually get words down.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
The buzz of new ideas. It gives me a kick everytime!