Alvaro Perez-Quintero
Alvaro Perez-Quintero asked Michael Cunningham:

Which is your favorite character from your books? (Mine is Billy in flesh and blood :))

Michael Cunningham This may sound suspect, but I really don’t have any favorite characters. As opposed to, say, parents, who tend to claim they have no favorite children but often, in fact, do.

No favorites because I do my best to empathize with – inhabit, if you will – every character about whom I write. They all come to feel autobiographical; if they didn’t, I wouldn’t write about them at all. Some of them, like Billy, resemble me more than, say, a lizard-like woman from another planet, but I truly don’t favor one over the other. They’re both me, each in his or her own way.

That does not, by the way, mean I’m not happy to hear that Billy is your own favorite.
Michael Cunningham

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