Interview with Witold Rybczynski

April, 2012
Witold Rybczynski

What Readers want to know...

SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

WR: A glass of grappa at the end of the day

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

WR: Blindness

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

WR: Canalside in Venice always welcome

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

WR: My wife

SS: What do you regret most?

WR: Not learning to play the piano

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

WR: Singing

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

WR: I'll leave that to history

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

WR: Impatience

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

WR: Lew Archer

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

WR: Tom Ripley

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

WR: Misuse of words

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

WR: Reading

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

WR: Yachtsman

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

WR: Potatoes

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

WR: Anything by Paolo Conte

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