So there you have it. Want to cultivate a reading habit for your child? Start with the Russians!
I don't remember *not* being interested in it, so I'd probably have to thank my parents. My grandfather was certainly interested in encouraging me. He gave me "Crime and Punishment" for my ninth birthday.
I met Hari Kunzru last year and I remember him as a pretty nice guy (and he dispensed some advice for hopeful writers then too!).
I'm feeling a little guilty that I haven't actually read any of his books yet, though they've been on my TBR pile since I met him! I have however read his short story collection, Noise, which was pretty good albeit a spartan mix of sf and weird fantasy.