Fay Weldon, CBE, has been producing fiction for 50 years. Her works include 34 novels, numerous dramas for TV and radio, and five stage plays. One of her early books, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, about a woman’s revenge on her philandering husband, instantly became a feminist classic. She has been a judge for the Booker Prize, and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She lives in Dorset with her husband, Nick Fox. Interview by Fiona McGowan.