Irish poet Kitty Fitzgerald broke out with a poignantly original debut novel, Pigtopia -- the story of a disfigured middle-aged man, a misunderstood teenage girl, and a basement full of pigs. Not surprisingly, in our interview, she names Babe as a favorite film.
Kitty Fitzgerald is an Irish novelist, poet, and playwright. Her previous works include Small Acts of Treachery, Snapdragons, and Marge.
Author biography courtesy of Miramax Books.
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Some fun facts from our interview with Fitzgerald:
"I was the last butter maid in Devon, England, in 1975. I won the skipping race at school every year from the age of 6 to 11. I can stand on my head for a long time."
"After a long walk in the mountains, I like to sit and stare at an open fire while eating toast and drinking tea. I don't like bullies. I enjoy singing. I hate housework. I adore dogs but dislike people who turn dogs into toys or substitute babies. I don't eat pork! I dream a lot, often epics and recurring ones. I especially like to dream about flying. I hope that greed and fundamentalism of all shades don't destroy us."