Ursula Hegi Revealed
About Ursula Hegi
What is your birthdate?:5/23
Previous occupations:mother, teacher [all along, i was writing]
High school and/or college:until age 18, i went to school in germany. afterwards i studied at the university of nh, where i got my ba and ma
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:mozart
Favorite movie:the big chill
Favorite television show:i try to stay away from tv
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. love write swim walk kayak read play teach
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. passion and balance
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. here. now. in my study.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. as a 5-year old, i wanted to be invisible, hear and see everything
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. becoming my characters/ writing from inside their skin
- Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
- A. myself
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. i don't think of characters as heroes or villains. as a reader and writer i look for characters who are complex, in many subtle shades of gray.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. see above
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. entitlement/superiority
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. teaching
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. i'm already doing it
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. tofu? chocolate?
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. i like music by annie gallup, cheryl wheeler, miles davis, bobbie gentry// also 60s music
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. toni morrison, thomas mann, isabel allende, janet frame, fyodor dostoyevsky,
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. janet frame: an autobiography
one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez
crime and punishment by fyodor dostoyevski
the bluest eye by toni morrision
eva luna by isabel allende
as i lay dying by william faulkner
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. the bluest eye by toni morrison
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. honor the commitment to your writing
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. you write about things most of us don't dare think about