Mini Interview with SUSAN SCHORN:
Your childhood ambition:
To be a paleontologist. I ended up as a Victorianist, which isn’t far off.
Something you treasure:
My first black belt, in Kyokushin karate, awarded in 2002 by Sensei Suzanne Pinette.
Your worst habit:
Self-criticism. And criticism of others, though I try to keep that internal. Negativity and impatience generally.
The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:
Making the reader feel intelligent.
Your first job:
Someone whose work you highly recommend: