Allegra Huston

ALLEGRA HUSTON was born in London and raised in Ireland, Long Island, and Los Angeles. She has worked with Chatto & Windus publishers in London and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where she was Editorial Director from 1990 to 1994. A freelance writer and editor for more than ten years, her work has appeared in The Times, the Independent, the Tatler, and Harper’s Bazaar (all in the UK), in French Vogue, and in the U.S. in People magazine, the Santa Fean, and Mothering. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her six-year-old son, Rafa, and his father, Cisco Guevara.

 

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rise above it

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

A. right here in my house in Taos, New Mexico. If not here, on a remote beach in Mexico.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. This changes. Right now, Camille Desmoulins in Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety.

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

A. French Meadow Bakery hemp bread, toasted, with Enchanted Valley sorrel spread made in Alamosa, CO.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Jane Goodall. I edited one of her books. She has the remarkable gift of knowing what's truly important to her, and wasting no energy on what's not important.

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