Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Writing; Galway United winning.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Van Gogh.

Which living person do you most admire?

Those who are what they say they are.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Procrastination.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Books.

What is your favourite journey?

South-eastwards.

On what occasion do you lie?

If I said never, this would be one of them.

Which living person do you most despise?

Whoever thought ‘reality’ TV was a good idea.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Jo, who is only quare deadly.

When and where were you happiest?

Hook Head not so long ago.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to play a musical instrument.

What is your current state of mind?

Amazed.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Completing and publishing my first novel A Very Personal Service.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A Kerry TD, non-party, of course.

What is your most treasured possession?

My laptop.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Being in Eamonn Deacy Park when Galway United get beaten.

What is your favourite occupation?

Writer.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Integrity.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Being quare deadly.

Who are your favourite writers?

Andrea Camilleri, Evelyn Waugh, Philip Kerr, Raymond Chandler, Ken Bruen...to name but a few.

What is your motto?

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working (Picasso ).

Bio: Sean Gibbons is the author of the recently published crime-thriller set in Galway A Very Personal Service which is available to buy from Amazon and to read in the Galway City Library.

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