Yasmina Reza recently sat down with Vogue‘s Megan O’Grady for an illuminating yet playful interview about her new novel, Happy Are the Happy. In it she explains her artistic process, shares her thoughts on happiness and love, reflects on the course of her career.

“It’s true that the older I get, the more women seem fantastic to me,” Reza says. “In my early plays and writing, my main characters were often men, not because I was more interested in men but rather because I felt protected writing from behind the mask of a male identity. From this point of view you might say I have evolved.”

You can read more of her interview here.