Arts Hub profile for Sydney Writer’s Festival 2012

068 catherinedeveny_lookingupWhat did you want to be when you grew up?
Carol Burnett. I actually hated being a child. I wanted to be a grown up.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer/editor/publisher?
I didn’t. I have always written so I never wanted to be a writer I just was. I wanted to be a singer, an actor aMagda Szubanski, alas I couldn’t act. Or sing. I do regret not becoming a dentist, I have always been fascinated by teeth.

How would you describe your work to a complete stranger? 
Australia’s biggest fraud.

What’s your favourite book? 
The Bible. Best joke book ever.

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