(The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. It has its origins in a parlour game popularized by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.)
My dogs waiting in excitement each day post work.
Doing everything 80%.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
A grand sense of entitlement and being too judgemental.
I’d bring Christopher Hitchens back from the dead.
Wine and travel.
What’s my next career?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Being a good listener.
On sporadic occasions.
People who lie.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Humility, humour and depth.
Same as a man.
Have you got a minute?
Not something I wish to rate.
I would like to be a better writer.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
More time on the tennis court.
Being a stoic.
Myself but without the chaos.
Delhi, Galle, Luang Prabang, Geneva.
What is your most treasured possession?
My tennis gear and my art.
Unchanging, yet evolutionary.
Who are your favourite writers?
Richard Dawkins, Alain De Botton and Charles Darwin.
I mainly read non-fiction though I quite like Homer Simpson.
Seneca and Spinoza.
My family members.
What is your greatest regret?
Not pursuing film making.
My trip to Argentina.
The only thing you can control in a situation are your reactions.