Choreographer Deirdre Tarrant is being honoured for her life and artistic career at this year's Tempo Dance Festival (October 9-21).

The book I love most is ... Independence Day by Richard Ford. This has been in the bath a few times and is signed by the author who approved this "just and proper use" of his book.

The book I'm reading right now is ... The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht -I belong to a great book club and this is "it" for this month.

The book I'd like to read next is ... Lights Out in Wonderland by D.B.C. Pierre. It's on the top of a "to read" stack that includes a new Peter Carey and God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.


The book that changed me is ... Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

The book I wish I'd never read is ... Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. What was that about? And the movie was worse!