Richard C. Morais Revealed
About Richard C. Morais
What is your birthdate?:10/25
High school and/or college:American International School of Zurich (Switzerland) and Sarah Lawrence College
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Ray LaMontagne
Favorite movie:Truly, Madly, Deeply
Favorite television show:The Wire
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Simply unable to do things conventionally.
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. Do the absolute best you can. And then enjoy a rather large glass of wine.
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. Friends and family on long table in a summer garden, enjoying delicious home-cooked food, lots of vino, and much animated talk.
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Flying
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. Tuscany, followed by fishing in Iceland
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Carl Gustav Jung
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. My daughter
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. Fantastico!
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. Inadvertently slighting friends.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Acting.
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. Survival.
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Impatience.
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. Sense of humor
- Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
- A. Alfred - my late and loving dog
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. Passion and excitement
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Don Quixote
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. Any character from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridien
- Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
- A. Carl Gustav Jung - "One lump or two?"
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. Cars who stop on the cross walk so you have trouble crossing the street
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Looking for my next meal
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. What I am doing - writing
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. Decency, imagination, sense of humor
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Clams
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. I can never remember song titles
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Giovanni Boccaccio
Carl Gustav Jung
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. The Decameron
My Family And Other Animals
Jung's Collected Works
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. My Family And Other Animals - it saved me when I was a child, and I have now read it seven times
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Listen. Hard. To your inner self.
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. I can't believe this is fiction. I thought it was a memoir.
- Q. How did you come to write Hundred-Foot Journey?
- A. I wanted my friend, the late film producer Ismail Merchant, to make a film that would marry his love of film making with his love of cooking. When I couldn't find a novel that fit the bill, I sat down and wrote one.