Who would you like to write a jacket blurb for your next book?
"Kate Winslet or Cate Blanchett."
Robert Priest, reading from How To Swallow A Pig: New And Collected Poems, October 30
"William Shakespeare,well bribed."
"Honestly? Oprah. Her quote? 'Buy it.'"
What's your bathroom reading?
"Brick: A Literary Journal."
Greg Hollingshead, reading from Bedlam, Tuesday (October 26)
"None. Reading on the toilet causes hemorrhoids, and my baths are now shared with my very splashy 11-monthold son."
What's your bedside reading?
"My bedside doesn't read, being only a bedside, but I am reading The Singapore Grip, by J.G. Farrell."
Jasper Fforde, reading from Something Rotten, Monday (October 25)
"Dr. Kevorkian's Guide To Life."
What literary character would you want to sleep with?
"Giacomo Casanova. You'll have to read my novel to find out why."
Susan Swan, reading from What Casanova Told Me, Wednesday (October 27)
"Betty or Veronica from the Archie comics.They make me so concupiscent!"
What book made you want to become a writer?
"It wasn't a book, actually. It was my mortgage. It's immensely inspiring."
Chip Kidd, author of The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters, appearing Tuesday (October 26)
Most underrated book?
"Everyone should read Samuel Richardson's 1747 thriller Clarissa, but they're scared off by the fact that it's a million words long."
Emma Donoghue, reading from Life Mask, October 29
"The DaVinci Code. It's just not getting the readership or sales it deserves."