Career highlight: Seeing the redeveloped ( Queensland) State Library come to life every day in ways that we hoped it would and in so many other ways that we could never have imagined. Career lowlight: I prefer to focus on the positives . . . there is a lesson to be learned from every situation. Favourite holiday destination: India: the colour, the chaos, the diversity, the food, the people and the wonderful experiences. But it could also be autumn in Granada at the Alhambra, or Vietnam with its many haunting memories. Guilty pleasure: Turkish delight cheesecake from Jocelyn’s Provisions at New Farm, Brisbane. Best advice received: Give frank and fearless advice. Favourite book: Too many to select just one . . . Voss , Sons and Lovers , The English Patient , Pride and Prejudice , The Widow and Her Hero , Carpentaria : old favourites and new.